Hamlet by William Shakespeare
'O, from this time forth, My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!'
A young Prince meets his father's ghost in the middle of the night, who accuses his own brother, now married to his widow, of murdering him. The Prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost's accusation, feigning wild insanity while plotting revenge. But his actions soon begins to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike, in Shakespeare's verbally dazzling and eternally enigmatic exploration of conscience, madness and the nature of humanity itself.
About the Author
William Shakespeare was born in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Kiernan Ryan is Professor of English at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Paperback | 400 pages
111 x 181 x 23mm | 230g
07 Apr 2005
Penguin Books Ltd
London, United Kingdom
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including minimal scuff marks and a very small, light blotch of discolouring on the fore-edge of the front cover, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal (barely visible) creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.