Tales From Shakespeare

byCharles Lamb, Mary LambIntroduction bySusan J. Wolfson

June 5, 2007|
Tales From Shakespeare by Charles Lamb
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THE SIGNET CLASSIC SHAKESPEARE SERIES
The Work of the World’s Greatest Dramatist


A great way to enjoy twenty of Shakespeare’s timeless plays, this volume is a retelling of the stories in prose by the famous nineteenth-century brother and sister Charles and Mary Lamb. Keeping Shakespeare’s own words whenever possible but making the plots and language easily accessible, this entertaining and readable collection has enthralled both children and adults ever since it first appeared in 1807. Here Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies and comedies come to life. Defined by moving drama, vivid action, great wit, or fantastic imagination, each play comes alive with charm and clarity for readers of any age—as a helpful preface to the original Elizabethan version or even as enriching, unforgettable stories in themselves.

With an Introduction by Susan J. Wolfson and an Afterword by Sylvan Barnet, general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series.
Charles and Mary Lamb were brother and sister, both gifted writers plagued with madness at certain times in their lives. Charles Lamb is best known for the brilliant personal essays he wrote under the name Elia, first published in London magazine from 1820 to 1823. He was highly acclaimed as a critic and was a close friend to some of t...
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Title:Tales From ShakespeareFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 6.81 X 4.13 X 0.93 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 6.81 X 4.13 X 0.93 inPublished:June 5, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0451530640

ISBN - 13:9780451530646

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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