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TALES FROM SHAKESHPEARE

by CHARLES & MARY LAMB

  • Category Classics
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 95
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 280 pages
  3. Date: 1975

ABOUT THIS BOOK

These twenty tales from Shakespeare plays are designed to make shakespeare familiar to the young. The tales are told with delighful simplicity, and faithfulness to their oroginals, which are not lessened by the gentle salutary emphasis on the moral of the central situation.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

In 1805, Charles Lamb was commissioned by William Godwin to write Shakespeare’s plays in the form of tales for children. He undertook the task jointly with Mary, she doing the comedies and he the tragedies. The Tales from Shakespeare were published in 1807 and were a success.