Shakespeare: The Biography (Paperback)
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Shakespeare: The Biography (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 07/09/2006
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Peter Ackroyd's marvellous biography is a living attempt to reach into the heart of Shakespeare.He creates an intimate and immediate connection with his subject, so that the book reads like the work of a contemporary - meeting Shakespeare afresh on his own ground.Written with intuition and imagination unique to Peter Ackroyd, this is a book by a writer about a writer, and a fascinating and detailed depiction of the world Shakespeare inhabited.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780749386559
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 433 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a commendably thorough, engagingly self-effacing new look at a writer whom literary history has never quite managed to pin down, nor ever will. It is the book Peter Ackroyd was born to write" -- Anthony Holden * Daily Mail *
"Shakespeare: The Biography is everything one would expect from a biographer at the top of his game... his recreation of London life is masterful. He knows the plays and understands better than academic biographers how Shakespeare went about researching and writing... His biography ranks with the best of them" * Financial Times *
"His biography is conventional, even cautious; grounded in common sense and wide reading, and written with the sensibility of a working novelist" -- Nicholas Shakespeare * Saturday Telegraph *
"A big, expansive, densely imagined book" -- Sam Leith * Spectator *
"You will not find a better book on Shakespeare... Ackroyd has genuinely set a new standard for accounts of Shakespeare's life - Colin MacCabe, Independent"

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