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A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date June 1, 2006
Pages 394
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060088743
ISBN-10 0060088745
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: What accounts for Shakespeare’s transformation from talented poet and playwright to one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this gripping account, James Shapiro sets out to answer this question, "succeed[ing] where others have fallen short." (Boston Globe)

1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England. During that year, Shakespeare wrote four of his most famous plays: Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet; Elizabethans sent off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathered an Armada threat from Spain, gambled on a fledgling East India Company, and waited to see who would succeed their aging and childless queen.

James Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare’s staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599, bringing together the news and the intrigue of the times with a wonderful evocation of how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman, and playwright. The result is an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of an inspiring moment in history.



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Hardcover
from Harpercollins (October 1, 2005)
9780060088736 | details & prices | 394 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $27.95
About: An intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year--1599--that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature.
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Reprint edition from Perennial (June 1, 2006)
9780060088743 | details & prices | 394 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $14.99
About: What accounts for Shakespeare’s transformation from talented poet and playwright to one of the greatest writers who ever lived?

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