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Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
     

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

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by E. Nesbit
 

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This is a lovely 19th century retelling of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays crafted to be told in the common tongue and geared toward the minds of children. While many of Shakespear’s plays include tragedy, death and deceit, the author includes the whole tale both good and bad, dark and light and educates children of some of the most fantastic lines

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This is a lovely 19th century retelling of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays crafted to be told in the common tongue and geared toward the minds of children. While many of Shakespear’s plays include tragedy, death and deceit, the author includes the whole tale both good and bad, dark and light and educates children of some of the most fantastic lines in history. Includes a number of illustrations.

To gain inspiration in the famous words of Shakespeare, the author also includes quotes and how they affect specific aspects of human existence. Nesbit is most widely known for her works in the development of children’s literature and has spawned the dawn of what we now know as Childrens Books.

Biography included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300037552
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 - 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit.

She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of fiction for children.

Nesbit published approximately 40 books for children, including novels, collections of stories and picture books. Collaborating with others, she published almost as many more.

According to her biographer Julia Briggs, Nesbit was "the first modern writer for children": "(Nesbit) helped to reverse the great tradition of children's literature inaugurated by Lewis Carroll, George MacDonald and Kenneth Grahame, in turning away from their secondary worlds to the tough truths to be won from encounters with things-as-they-are, previously the province of adult novels." Briggs also credits Nesbit with having invented the children's adventure story. Noël Coward was a great admirer of hers and, in a letter to an early biographer Noel Streatfeild, wrote "she had an economy of phrase, and an unparalleled talent for evoking hot summer days in the English countryside."

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Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry i fell asleep