Is Shakespeare Dead?

Is Shakespeare Dead?

by Mark Twain
     
 

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Is Shakespeare Dead?

Mark Twain

Is Shakespeare Dead? is a short, semi-autobiographical work by American humorist Mark Twain. It explores the controversy over the authorship of the Shakespearean literary canon via satire, anecdote, and extensive quotation of contemporary authors on the subject.

In the book, Twain expounds the view that Shakespeare of

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Is Shakespeare Dead?

Mark Twain

Is Shakespeare Dead? is a short, semi-autobiographical work by American humorist Mark Twain. It explores the controversy over the authorship of the Shakespearean literary canon via satire, anecdote, and extensive quotation of contemporary authors on the subject.

In the book, Twain expounds the view that Shakespeare of Stratford was not the author of the canon, and lends tentative support to the Baconian theory. The book opens with a scene from his early adulthood, where he was trained to be a steamboat pilot by an elder who often argued with him over the controversy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419126796
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/16/2004
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Twain (1835-1910) was a humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer, and novelist, best remembered for his novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date of Death:
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:
Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:
Redding, Connecticut

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