Thorndike, the eminent Shakespearean actor and novelist and creator of Dr
Syn, takes you on a tour of scenes of Shakespeare's plays, and, of course,
to Stratford and London. He evokes the Elizabethan setting and compares
it with that of today. He does not set out to describe the places which
Shakespeare may have visited himself, but rather those scenes in Britain
he asks us to see in his plays. This is a travel book of unusual quality
and a Shakespearean commentary of a new kind.
The original publication then called a Wanderer with Shakespeare coincided with the outbreak of war. This new and revised edition comes at a time when interest in Shakespeare's plays was never greater.
This book was part of a later series by Rich & Cowan, called "In the Steps of..", with a dozen titles by various authors. In this later edition there are 28 B&w illustrations, about 10 less than the first edition.
Rich & Cowan 1948