This volume is just one more ""pebble added to the enormous cairn of commentary and biography beneath which the real Shakespeare somewhere lies buried"", as J. Dover Wilson once said. It is as flat, witless and inappropriate as its title. Its main theme is to belabor the idea that Shakespeare is a moralist as well as an artist, The author goes to no end of trouble to quote book and vorse to prove this point which hardly needs proving. Could the plays be such compelling drama if Shakespeare had no sense of relative values? But all of this is sophomoric argument and not worth a hundred pages of print.