Tales from Shakespeare (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

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 ...
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Tales from Shakespeare (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411466951
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 645,678
  • File size: 398 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2011

    Are you kidding?

    Are you kidding? I tried to buy this book three times, and you cancel the sale three times. Why? Because I live in Brazil, and you do not sell here. Amazon does.
    Anyway, I can not review a book that you REFUSE TO SELL TO ME.

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  • Posted September 21, 2009

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    Wonderful...

    I loved reading all of the stories. They are all moving and great for anyone who is interested in Shakespeare's plays. They are easy to read. Love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2009

    not that great

    we had to read this book in the 7th grade for our english/lit studies. we had all heard most of these stories before, and Tales From Shakespeare completely missed alot of the key parts that Shakespeare put in, especially in A Misummer Night's Dream. They completely left out the play within the play. i think a more detailed book would be better for studying Shakespeare's themes and writing styles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2005

    Great Book

    I began reading this book in third grade, and absolutely loved it. If you don't like Shakespeare or reading, you probably won't like it. It has wonderful overviews for children who can't read the plays yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2005

    So Cool!!!!

    Not knowing much of Shakespeare, but wanting to understand all the hype (400+ years is a pretty long time.), I began to read some of the Lamb's summaries. I was entranced. So many of the illusions to Shakespeare that I'd read and heard made sense. It's the beginning of the development of my right brain!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2005

    Good Start

    I used this book at the High School I went to in the U.S. equivalent of grade 8. This book was not only easy to understand but sparked my interest in this time period and Shakespeare's works in their original form. This book is one of the books I have saved from high school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2004

    why even bother??

    it doesn't even deserve one star!!! why would you even consider reading this book?? it makes no sense what-so-ever!!!!! i'd rather eat dirt than go through the pain and misery of reading this book again (or does it even deserve the name 'book' ? it's more like a dictionary with English words from a 100 years ago!!! i'm sorry if you ever have to go through the torture that i went through.......(i could go on and on and on, but i think you get my drift!!!!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2004

    discusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this was a terrible book! I had to read it for school (8th grade) and i didn't understand a thing!!!!....the plots are great, but the language-whoooeee!!!!it was a killer!! but if ya like hard, boring, confusing, stressful books --good luck!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2000

    IT'S GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

    I haven't read all of the storys in it, but what i have read is great!!!!!!!! I really recomend this to any shakespeare fans!!!!!!!

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