Hamlet

Hamlet

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Hamlet by Harold Bloom

In Shakespeare's powerful drama of destiny and revenge, Hamlet, the troubled prince of Denmark, must overcome his own self-doubt and avenge the murder of his father. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on Hamlet, including commentaries by such important critics as Ben Jonson, Voltaire, Ivan Turgenev, Friedrich Nietzche, T. S. Eliot, Harold C. Goddard, Stephen Booth, and many others. Students will also benefit from the additional features in this volume, including an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary of the plot, an analysis of several key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, essays discussing the main currents of criticism in each century since Shakespeare's time, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791079812
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Bloom's Major Literary Characters Series
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.

Hometown:

New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

July 11, 1930

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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