William Shakespeare: his life and work

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Little, Brown, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 367 pages
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Who was William Shakespeare? How did the rude groom from Stratford, the son of a glover who rose to be Mayor, grow up to be the greatest poet the world has known? In the first popular biography of Shakespeare for quarter of a century, Anthony Holden sifts fact from legend to create a fresh, vivid portrait of the writer recently voted Man of the Millennium, brought alive for a new generation by the Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love. Wearing his considerable learning lightly, Holden brilliantly interleaves the poet's own words with the known facts to breathe new life into a story never before told in such absorbing detail.

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User Review  - Prima Donna - Goodreads

The author is touted as witty on the book's cover, but I frankly just found the writing a mess. He skips back and forth in time tangents. That makes the story very hard to follow. He also contradicts ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

For the bare facts of Shakespeare's life I suppose this is good. However, the book left me wondering why Holden hates Shakespeare's wife Anne Hathaway. Considering that we know very little about the ... Read full review

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