Hamlet

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Drama - 114 pages
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Comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. Concise critical excerpts provide a scholarly overview of each work. "The Story Behind the Story" details the conditions under which the work was written. Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, an extensive summary and analysis, and an annotated bibliography.
  

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Contents

Introduction
7
The Story Behind the Story
14
List of Characters
18
Summary and Analysis
21
Critical Views
35
Works by William Shakespeare
94
Annotated Bibliography
96
Contributors
103
Acknowledgments
107
Index
110
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About the author (2009)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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