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William Shakespeare: His Life and Work

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Description for William Shakespeare: His Life and Work Paperback. * Popular, mainstream but academically rigorous biography of the millennium's most celebrated writer. Num Pages: 384 pages, Section: 16, Col/B&W. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 2AB; BG; DSGS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 127 x 26. Weight in Grams: 316.

Who was William Shakespeare? How did the 'rude groom' from Stratford grow up to be the greatest poet the world has known? Not for a generation, since the late Anthony Burgess's SHAKESPEARE (1970), has there been anything approaching a popular, mainstream biography of the greatest and most celebrated writer. Yet Shakespeare's life was as colourful, varied and dramatic as his works: the Warwickshire country boy who 'disappeared' for seven years before fetching up in London as an apprentice actor...whose fellow players could scarcely keep up with the plays he turned out for them...who rapidly became a favourite at ... Read more

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Little, Brown Book Group
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About Anthony Holden
Anthony Holden is an award-winning journalist who has published more than thirty books, including biographies of Laurence Olivier, Tchaikovsky and Shakespeare. He has published translations of opera, ancient Greek plays and poetry. With his son Ben, he has edited Poems That Make Grown Men Cry and Poems That Make Grown Women Cry.

Reviews for William Shakespeare: His Life and Work
smooth, professional.
It deserves its place in the turbulent and constantly expanding firmament of Shakespearean studies.
Holden's book is lively, readable and lit with real enthusiasm for the play and poetry. It should reach a wide audience who will be fascinated by the riddles which make up Shakespeare's life story.
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