Author(s): William Shakespeare
John Austen's hauntingly illustrated edition, published in 1922, remains unparalleled among all other treatments of Hamlet to this day. An adherent of the Aesthetic Movement in England that included Aubrey Beardsley and James A. M. Whistler, Austen shifted to a much more commercial style later in his career, and Hamlet is one of the few artifacts of the early pinnacle of his creativity. Black-line plates and ornamental illustrations throughout.
English book illustrator John Austen (1886-1948) began his artistic career in the creative milieu that spawned the Art Nouveau style. His work also embraced Art Deco, and he eventually produced commercial advertising and poster illustration in his later career. Austen was a friend of Harry Clarke, the Irish illustrator of Calla Editions' Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe.