Tales from Shakespeare (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Tales from Shakespeare (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

3.6 20
by Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


Charles and Mary Lamb's classic of children's literature Tales from Shakespeare is characterized by almost fairytale-like plot devices-complications arising from identical twins, magical forests, ghosts and witches, and foolish kings. The prose renditions of fourteen comedies and six tragedies are just as captivating for adults. Far from being mere plot…  See more details below

Overview


Charles and Mary Lamb's classic of children's literature Tales from Shakespeare is characterized by almost fairytale-like plot devices-complications arising from identical twins, magical forests, ghosts and witches, and foolish kings. The prose renditions of fourteen comedies and six tragedies are just as captivating for adults. Far from being mere plot summaries, the Tales closely follow the plays, frequently incorporating Shakespeare's exact language into the narratives and refusing to impose simplistic moral conclusions on the often-messy philosophical universe of Shakespearean drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411429840
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
930,183
File size:
731 KB

Meet the Author



Charles and Mary Lamb were not only creatures of the English Romantic Movement, they were also at its vanguard.  Charles was considered one of the greatest essayists in English letters for his imaginative and witty prose styling published under the pseudonym of “Elia,” and Mary wrote poetry and prose that have enjoyed a renewed scholarly interest with the rise of women’s studies.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >