The Gentleman Poet: A Novel of Love, Danger, and Shakespeare's The Tempest

Paperback | September 7, 2010

byKathryn Johnson

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The Gentleman Poet is the best kind of historical novel—well researched, beautifully written, and wildly entertaining.”
—Daniel Stashower, author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl<_o3a_p>

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The Gentleman Poet, author Kathryn Johnson’s novel of love, danger, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest, is a wonderful story that imagines a series of astonishing events that just might have inspired the immortal Bard to pen his magical tale. Told from the point of view of a young servant girl who strikes up a friendship with the not yet famous playwright when they are shipwrecked in the Bermudas, The Gentleman Poet gives a delightful new spin on Shakespearean lore reminiscent of the Academy Award-winning film, Shakespeare in Love.<_o3a_p>

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“The Gentleman Poet is the best kind of historical novel—well researched, beautifully written, and wildly entertaining.”—Daniel Stashower, author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl The Gentleman Poet, author Kathryn Johnson’s novel of love, danger, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest, is a wonderful story that imagines a series of astonishing event...

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En route to the Americas in 1609, Elizabeth Persons, a young servant girl, sees her blinding headache as an ominous sign. Sure enough, a hurricane during the final leg of their journey tosses the ill-fated Sea Venture and its one hundred and fifty passengers and crew onto the dreaded shores of the Bermudas, the rumored home of evil spi...

The author of more than forty published novels, Kathryn Johnson is an Agatha Award finalist and honoree of the American Library Association. She founded Write by You (www.writebyyou.com), an author's mentoring service, and teaches at the Writer's Center in Washington, D.C.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:September 7, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061965316

ISBN - 13:9780061965319

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“The Gentleman Poet” is the best kind of historical novel -- well researched, beautifully written and wildly entertaining.”