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  • Bill Bryson's bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship--updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's deathWilliam 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.
  • Author(s): Bill Bryson
  • 224 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Literary Figures

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"Reissued with a new introduction 2016"--Title page verso.



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Bill Bryson's bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship--updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

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.



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"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

Eminent Lives

Succinct, essayistic, and enlivened by a strong point of view, the Eminent Lives series joins a distinguished literary tradition---great writers on great figures, short biographies perfect for an age short on time.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Literary Figures
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback
Author: Bill Bryson
Language: English
Street Date: April 26, 2016
TCIN: 51162072
UPC: 9780062564627
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-0559
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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