Henry V (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)

Henry V (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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As an historical play, Henry V as a narrative is a continuation of Henry IV Part I and II, as Henry V became the English king after the death of his father Henry IV in 1413. Henry V has been regarded over the centuries as Shakespeare’s most patriotic play. The English had fought the French for many years over lost and disputed French territory – and

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As an historical play, Henry V as a narrative is a continuation of Henry IV Part I and II, as Henry V became the English king after the death of his father Henry IV in 1413. Henry V has been regarded over the centuries as Shakespeare’s most patriotic play. The English had fought the French for many years over lost and disputed French territory – and Henry’s victory at the Battle of Agincourt against strong odds built the confidence and stirred the patriotism of the English.

When the play begins, France and England are avowed enemies and Henry’s advisors are urging him to claim the throne of France for himself. Since the Norman Conquest by William I in 1066, various tracts of territory in France had passed between French and English control. Louis, the heir to the French throne, and son of King Charles, sends Henry a barrel of tennis balls; a sly reference to Henry’s youth (he was twenty-six when he became king) and Henry’s reputation of being an underachiever. Henry decides he has been insulted - he must invade France.

This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012940834
Publisher:
Golgotha Press
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
107 KB

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Henry V 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Charlottes-son More than 1 year ago
What can be said about Shakespeare that scholars have not written books about already. What i want to point out is this version, this addition, or this translation. I read it cover to cover, with all the annotations. What i liked and what recommend is that, read from cover to cover. You will be taken through the play. Then you will read all the modifications along with the explanations of those modification. They you will read the play again, with all the nuanced changes. Finally you will have learned more than you bargain for. 
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If You like history, come and read this book. i enjoyed it and it was the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great i loved it.I am eleven and it is the best book i've ever read.You've never read a book before you've read this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although Shakespeare is considered the master of poets and playwrights this piece is a complete repetition of his other tradgedies that involve royalty and planned treachery. Besides being created by this author I believe it would be given not as half as much raved reviews if it's author had been different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ehhh. Just bought it for school