This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, containing reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and cult books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But when I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study, Shakespeare basically took over, which is a good thing.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Shakespeare Reference in Till Death Do Us Part
John Dickson Carr’s mystery novel Till Death Do Us Part contains a reference to Hamlet. John Dickson Carr has his character Dr. Fell say, “It was
the perfect picture – ahem – a dramatist hoist with his own petard” (p. 71).
That is a reference to Hamlet’s line “For ‘tis the sport to have the
engineer/Hoist with his own petard” from Act III.
Till Death Do Us
Part was published in 1944. The edition I read was the second printing of
the New Bantam Edition, published in 1965.