A Life of William Shakespeare

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"A Life of William Shakespeare" from Sidney Lee. English biographer and critic (1859-1926).
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"A Life of William Shakespeare" from Sidney Lee. English biographer and critic (1859-1926).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780217670722
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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Sir Sidney Lee, 5 December 1859 - 3 March 1926, was an English biographer.
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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Parentage and birth; 2. Childhood, education, and marriage; 3. The farewell to Stratford; 4. On the London stage; 5. Early dramatic work; 6. The first appeal to the reading public; 7. The sonnets and their literary history; 8. The borrowed conceits of the sonnets; 9. The patronage of the Earl of Southampton; 10. The supposed story of intrigue in the sonnets; 11. The development of dramatic power; 12. The practical affairs of life; 13. Maturity of genius; 14. The highest themes of tragedy; 15. The latest plays; 16. The close of life; 17. Survivors and descendants; 18. Autographs, portraits, and memorials; 19. Bibliography; 20. Posthumous reputation; 21. General estimate; Appendix: 1. The sources of biographical knowledge; 2. The Bacon-Shakespeare controversy; 3. The youthful career of the Earl of Southampton; 4. The Earl of Southampton as a literary patron; 5. The true history of Thomas Thorpe and 'Mr. W. H.'; 6. 'Mr. William Herbert'; 7. Shakespeare and the Earl of Pembroke; 8. The 'Will' sonnets; 9. The vogue of the Elizabethan sonnet, 1594–7; 10. Bibliographical note on the sonnet in France, 1550–1600; Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Good book

    This is a profound book of myths and legends having to do with the art if cooking and yeah so conbkg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013


    Found me self sleeping after the 3rd

    DO NOT READ!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2007

    Comprehensive Life and Works of the Bard

    This work brings clarity to the oft-confused rumors and myths concerning Shakespeare and his works. Especially effective is the surgical skill in which the author dismisses the crediting of the genius' work to a panoply of other contemporaries. Of interest too, is his use of frequent references to lines to indicate many of his philosophical views on life. Interpretations of his sonnets will be of great interest to students of the motivation and object of his poetic zeal. The writing is an irreplaceable reference for the serious scholar as well as to the sycophant. Shakespeare remains one of most studied and honored playwrights, though many years have passed since he penned his great works. Not only did I purchase the book, but I gifted one tp a friend who is still in the teaching profession. (J.H.M.)

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