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The Resource Shakespeare, Bill Bryson

Shakespeare, Bill Bryson

Label
Shakespeare
Title
Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of supposition arranged around scant facts. With his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, and, emulating the style of his travelogues, records episodes in his own research. He celebrates Shakespeare as a writer of unimaginable talent and enormous inventiveness, a coiner of phrases ("vanish into thin air," "foregone conclusion," "one fell swoop") that even today have common currency. His Shakespeare is like no one else's--the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and an unrivaled gift for storytelling.--From publisher description
Tone
Writing style
Award
YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
206057
Cataloging source
GCmBT
Dewey number
  • 822.3/3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the world as stage
Label
Shakespeare, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-253)
Control code
bl2009031072
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed., illustrated and updated ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780061965326
Lccn
bl2009031072
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.)
Label
Shakespeare, Bill Bryson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-253)
Control code
bl2009031072
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed., illustrated and updated ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780061965326
Lccn
bl2009031072
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.)

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