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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.

Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, from today's most respected academics to eccentrics like Delia Bacon, an American who developed a firm but unsubstantiated conviction that her namesake, Francis Bacon, was the true author of Shakespeare's plays. Emulating the style of his famous travelogues, Bryson records episodes in his research, including a visit to a basement room in Washington, D.C., where the world's largest collection of First Folios is housed.

Bryson celebrates Shakespeare as a writer of unimaginable talent and enormous inventiveness. His Shakespeare is like no one else's-the beneficiary of  Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivalled in our time.

About the Author

Bill Bryson's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Bill Bryson's African Diaryand A Short History of Nearly Everything. He lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and children.

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Ted Washburne, October 12, 2008 (view all comments by Ted Washburne)
At 55 I have been a Shakespeare enthusiast since I was old enough to read a script. I have studied the bard in college and traveled to the various festivals in his honor around our country. Bill Bryson's book is the best comprehensive epistle on the master and it candidly exposes what we know, what some believe, and what is completely unknown in a wonderful and humorous manner. Buy it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061363917
Author:
Bryson, Bill
Publisher:
HarperLuxe
Author:
by Bill Bryson
Author:
Blumberg, Rhoda
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Dramatists, English
Subject:
Early modern, 1500-1700
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Large Print
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.64 in 9.92 oz
Age Level:
from 8

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