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Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Author: Bill Bryson

Language: English

Street Date: April 26, 2016
TCIN: 51162072
UPC: 9780062564627
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-0559

Description

"Bill Bryson has yet to disappoint. . . . This examination is likely to stick with you because of Bryson's humor, deep love of language, and clear fondness for his subject."-Boston Globe

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. His Shakespeare is like no one else's---the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.

"A telling glance at one of history's most unknowable figures."-Kirkus Reviews

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