Burgess, Anthony - Shakespeare - ( Item 127487 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2015. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Stanley Wells C.B.E., F.R.S.L. Novelist and linguist Anthony Burgess's study paints a fascinating portrait of a man who is both one of history's most famous figures, and one of its biggest mysteries. 'We need not repine at the lack of a satisfactory Shakespeare portrait. To see his face we need only look in the mirror. He is ourselves … all too mortal'. This Folio edition includes an original picture selection captioned by Burgess himself, offering careful and thoughtful insight into Shakespeare's world. As scholar Stanley Well's concludes in his new introduction, it is 'its creative interaction between the imagination of a major novelist and the life and work of the greatest poetic dramatist' that have made, and will continue to make, Burgess's book one of the finest Shakespeare biographies. 'It is knowledgeable and humorous, alternately sensible and quirky, and would make a good Christmas present'. SHAKESPEARE SCHOLAR TERRY EAGLETON ON THE 1970 EDITION. Shakespeare book. Bound in buckram, blocked with a design by Joe McLaren. Set in Caslon. 288 pages. Frontispiece and 16 pages of colour plates. 9" x 6¼". The bones of Shakespeare given flesh. From the Folio Society description.
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