Shakespeare: The World as a Stage (CD-Audio)Bill Bryson (author,read by)
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This short biography of William Shakespeare by world famous writer Bill Bryson brims with the author's inimitable wit and intelligence.
Includes an exclusive Q&A session with the author.
Shakespeare's life, despite the scrutiny of generations of biographers and scholars, is still a thicket of myths and traditions, some preposterous, some conflicting, arranged around the few scant facts known about the Bard - from his birth in Stratford to the bequest of his second best bed to his wife when he died.
Following his international bestsellers `A Short History of Nearly Everything' and `The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid', Bill Bryson has written a short biography of William Shakespeare for the Eminent Lives series - which seeks to pair great subjects with writers known for their strong sensibilities and sharp, lively points of view.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 125 x 142 x 14 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition
Praise for `A Short History of Nearly Everything' (HB):
`A modern classic.' The New York Times
`It represents a wonderful education, and all schools would be better places if it were the core science reader on the curriculum.' Times Literary Supplement
Praise for `The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid':
'Outlandishly and improbably entertaining...inevitably [I] would
be reduced to body-racking, tear-inducing, de-couching laughter.' New York Times
'Always witty and sometimes hilarious...wonderfully funny and
touching.' Literary Review
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