Shakespeare

Shakespeare

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, 17th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 01/04/2008
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Shakespeare
More for Bill, not William!
I am not really a fan of Shakespeare, but read this because i love Bill Bryson. He brings his usual wit and views to a subject i don't normally bother abou... READ MORE
Carol Ann Noble at Carlisle
Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Bryson's engaging style makes literary history a thoroughly enjoyable experience. What little is known about the Bard's life is examined and brought to lif... READ MORE
Jackie Carreira at Bury St Edmunds

Synopsis

From bestselling author Bill Bryson comes this compelling short biography of William Shakespeare, our greatest dramatist and poet.Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces. As he leads us through the crowded streets of Elizabethan England, he brings to life the places and characters that inspired Shakespeare’s work. Along the way he delights in the inventiveness of Shakespeare’s language, which has given us so many of the indispensable words and phrases we use today, and celebrates the Bard’s legacy to our literature, culture and history.Drawing together information from a vast array of sources, this is a masterful account of the life and works of William Shakespeare, one of the most famous and most enigmatic people ever to have lived – not to mention a classic piece of Bill Bryson.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007197903
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 210g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Being an English graduate, I'm a big Shakespeare fan anyway - so when I was bought this last Christmas I was really keen on starting it. When I actually di... READ MORE
stacey knox
Shakespeare
Shakespeare
It takes someone special to be asked to write a book about Shakespeare, and Bill Bryson certainly is the right person.Bryson's enthusiasm for learning abou... READ MORE
Timothy Buckle
Shakespeare
interesting
Not as 'funny' as perhaps i expected, but why should it be funny. It's a pretty engaging bio about Shakespeare and I wouldn't have even considered it if it... READ MORE
Rebecca  Mitten
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Adam Maybury