Tales from Shakespeare

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug 2, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
Tales From Shakespeare Student Edition Complete And Unabridged, written by legendary authors Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb, is widely considered to be one of the greatest classic texts of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Tales From Shakespeare Student Edition Complete And Unabridged is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb is highly recommended. Published by Classic Books International and beautifully produced, Tales From Shakespeare Student Edition Complete And Unabridged would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.

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There were so many characters in each story, so it was a bit confusing for me. But to have knowledge about Shakespeare's drama will be useful to have a talk with Westerners. Considering that, I think this is a book to read to English learners. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Charles Lamb was born in London, England in 1775. He was educated at the well-known Christ's Hospital school, which he attended from age eight to 15. It was there that he met Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who became a lifelong friend; the friendship was to have a significant influence on the literary careers of both men. Lamb did not continue his education at the university, probably because of a nervous condition that resulted in a severe stammer. Instead, he went to work as a clerk, eventually becoming an accounting clerk with the East India Company, where he worked for most of his adult life. However, he continued to pursue his literary interests as well and became well-known as a writer. His best work is considered to be his essays, originally published under the pen name Elia, but Lamb also wrote poetry, plays, and stories for children under his own name. In 1796, Lamb's sister, Mary Ann, went mad and attacked her parents with a knife, killing her mother and wounding her father. She was placed in an institution for a time, but was eventually released into her brother's guardianship. This incident, and later periods when she was institutionalized again, had a great effect on Lamb, who had always been very close to his sister. Charles and Mary Ann Lamb collaborated on several books, including Poetry for Children, Mrs. Leicester's School, and Beauty and the Beast. Probably their best-known collaboration, however, was Tales from Shakespeare, a series of summaries of the plots from 20 Shakespearean plays, which was published in 1807. Charles Lamb died in 1834.

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