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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date April 17, 2014
Pages 114
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781499169614
ISBN-10 1499169612
Dimensions 0.26 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $7.46
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote: therefore, words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided. In those Tales which have been taken from the Tragedies, the young readers will perceive, when they come to see the source from which these stories are derived, that Shakespeare's own words, with little alteration, recur very frequently in the narrative as well as in the dialogue; but in those made from the Comedies the writers found themselves scarcely ever able to turn his words into the narrative form: therefore it is feared that, in them, dialogue has been made use of too frequently for young people not accustomed to the dramatic form of writing. But this fault, if it be a fault, has been caused by an earnest wish to give as much of Shakespeare's own words as possible: and if the "He said" and "She said," the question and the reply, should sometimes seem tedious to their young ears, they must pardon it, because it was the only way in which could be given to them a few hints and little foretastes of the great pleasure which awaits them in their elder years, when they come to the rich treasures from which these small and valueless coins are extracted; pretending to no other merit than as faint and imperfect stamps of Shakespeare's matchless image. Faint and imperfect images they must be called, because the beauty of his language is too frequently destroyed by the necessity of changing many of his excellent words into words far less expressive of his true sense, to make it read something like prose; and even in some few places, where his blank verse is given unaltered, as hoping from its simple plainness to cheat the young readers into the belief that they are reading prose, yet still his language being transplanted from its own natural soil and wild poetic garden, it must want much of its native beauty.

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Editions for the work Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback
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With Mary Lamb | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 17, 2014)
9781499169614 | details & prices | 114 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | List price $7.46
This edition also contains Tales from Shakespeare
About: The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote: therefore, words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 2, 2013)
9781484860526 | details & prices | 114 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | List price $6.99
This edition also contains Tales from Shakespeare
About: The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote: therefore, words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780140862805
 
With Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff (other contributor) | from Penguin/Highbridge (July 1, 1997)
9780140862805 | details & prices | 4.50 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $10.95
This edition also contains The Fountainhead
About: Drawing on Shakespeare's language wherever possible, this brother and sister team has turned his plays into short narratives that young readers can understand more easily than the works themselves.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (November 1, 1986)
9780606032759 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.50
This edition also contains Tales from Shakespeare
About: Shakespeare's fourteen comedies and six tragedies retold in prose
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613819411
 
from Turtleback Books (November 1, 1986)
9780613819411 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Tales from Shakespeare
Editions for the work Tales from Shakespeare
Hardcover
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With Joelle Jolivet (other contributor), Mary Lamb | Slp edition from Harry N Abrams Inc (November 1, 2007)
9780810994539 | details & prices | 180 pages | 7.25 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Retellings of twenty of Shakespeare's best known plays, using the playwright's own words when possible.
With Mary Lamb | from Indypublish.Com (January 30, 2005)
9781414236834 | details & prices | 244 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $64.99
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
With Mary Lamb | from Indypublish.Com (November 1, 2002)
9781404333222 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $95.99
About: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
With Mary Lamb, Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott (other contributor) | from Random House Value Pub (August 1, 1999)
9780517205747 | details & prices | 369 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.15 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Shakespeare's fourteen comedies and six tragedies retold in prose
With Mary Lamb, George Soper (other contributor) | from Todtri Book Pub (May 1, 1991)
9781855010475 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $9.98
About: Twelve of Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies retold in prose
With Mary Lamb, Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott (other contributor) | from Outlet (May 1, 1991)
9780517621561 | details & prices | 377 pages | 8.00 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 2.20 lbs | List price $12.99
About: Shakespeare's fourteen comedies and six tragedies retold in prose
With Mary Lamb | from Folger Books (December 1, 1987)
9780918016041 | details & prices | 9.00 × 11.25 × 1.50 in. | 3.75 lbs | List price $40.00
About: This edition of the 1807 work containing twenty classic retellings of Shakespearean plays for children, and adults, brings together Shakespeare's creative genius, the Lambs' gift of storytelling, and nearly 100 illustrations from the Folger art collection.
With Mary Lamb | from Buccaneer Books (November 1, 1986)
9781568491172 | details & prices | List price $24.95
With Mary Lamb | from Crown Pub (October 1, 1977)
9780517168691 | details & prices | List price $5.99
About: At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Charles Lamb (1775-1834) who loved the tales of his childhood spoke his mind about hte didactic, lifeless books for childrenthat were current at the time.
With Mary Lamb, Benita Nichols | from J M Dent & Sons Ltd (June 1, 1977)
9780460050395 | details & prices | List price $13.95
This edition also contains Rags to Riches Part Four: Sturdy Bags
About: THE SIGNET CLASSIC SHAKESPEARE SERIESThe Work of the World’s Greatest DramatistA great way to enjoy twenty of Shakespeare’s timeless plays, this volume is a retelling of the stories in prose by the famous nineteenth-century brother and sister Charles and Mary Lamb.
With Mary Lamb | from Everymans Library (June 1, 1960)
9780460100083 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $13.95
About: Shakespeare's fourteen comedies and six tragedies retold in prose.
Paperback
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With Mary Lamb | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 17, 2014)
9781499169614 | details & prices | 114 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | List price $7.46
This edition also contains Tales from Shakespeare
About: The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote: therefore, words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 2, 2013)
9781484860526 | details & prices | 114 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | List price $6.99
This edition also contains Tales from Shakespeare
About: The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote: therefore, words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided.
With Mary Lamb | Large print edition from Bibliobazaar (January 31, 2008)
9781434676177 | details & prices | 277 pages | 7.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $27.75
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
With Mary Lamb, Marina Warner (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (December 18, 2007)
9780141441627 | details & prices | 270 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.00
About: A collection of twenty of Shakespeare's stories which begins with 'The Tempest', that explores themes of magic, power and reconciliation, and ends with 'Pericles', 'Prince of Tyre', an exotic play of love, loss and family ties.
With Mary Lamb | from Standard Pubns Inc (September 30, 2007)
9781604240757 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $7.45
About: This children's book takes the classic tales from twenty of Shakespeare's writings and alters the language so that children can easily read and understand them.
With Mary Lamb, Susan J. Wolfson (other contributor), Sylvan Barnet (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Signet Classic (June 1, 2007)
9780451530646 | details & prices | 322 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.80 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.95
About: Revised and updated to include new biographical material, this collection of Shakespeare's best-known comedies and tragedies, including 'Hamlet,' 'Romeo and Juliet,' and 'Othello,' is vividly brought to life and retold in prose.
With Mary Lamb, Louis Rhead (other contributor) | from Yesterdays Classics (March 31, 2007)
9781599151731 | details & prices | 449 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: First published in 1807, these simple retellings of the plots of Shakespeare's plays have delighted generations of children, while serving as an excellent introduction to the dramas of our greatest playwright.
from Hesperides Pr (January 31, 2007)
9781406792959 | details & prices | 292 pages | List price $32.99
About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
With Mary Lamb | from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2007)
9781420928587 | details & prices | 150 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $6.99
About: "Tales From Shakespeare" is Charles Lamb's classic prose retelling of some of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
With Mary Lamb | from Echo Library (December 31, 2006)
9781406814156 | details & prices | 190 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $9.90
About: The stories of twenty of Shakespeare's most popular plays
With Mary Lamb | from Indypublish.Com (March 30, 2005)
9781414252766 | details & prices | 244 pages | List price $58.99
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
With Mary Lamb | from Indypublish.Com (December 1, 2003)
9781414211046 | details & prices | 244 pages | List price $73.99
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
With Mary Lamb | from Indypublish.Com (November 1, 2002)
9781404333239 | details & prices | List price $90.99
With Mary Lamb | from Allyn & Bacon (February 1, 2000)
9780582419414 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $10.27
About: "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English.
With Mary Lamb | from Wordsworth Editions Ltd (December 1, 1999)
9781853261404 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $3.99
About: This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries.
With Mary Lamb, Julia Briggs | Reprint edition from Everymans Library (May 1, 1995)
9780460876384 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.95
About: Includes twenty tales written to introduce young readers to the plots of Shakespeare's plays
With Mary Lamb | Reissue edition from Puffin (March 1, 1995)
9780140366778 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.55 lbs | List price $4.99
About: Twenty of Shakespeare's plays, including both tragedies and comedies, retold in prose
With Elizabeth Vine | from Everyman (June 1, 1993)
9780460010085 | details & prices | List price $6.95
This edition also contains Paleo Slow Cooker: Soups & Stews for People Who Love to Eat
About: This work gives a perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays.
With Mary Lamb | Reissue edition from New Amer Library Classics (November 1, 1986)
9780451523914 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $5.95
About: Shakespeare's fourteen comedies and six tragedies retold in prose.
With Mary Lamb | from New Amer Library Classics (June 1, 1986)
9780451520654 | details & prices | 331 pages | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | List price $2.95
About: Shakespeare's fourteen comedies and six tragedies retold in prose
With Mary Lamb | from Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd (January 1, 1933)
9780582528512 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.50
About: Book by Lamb, Charles, Lamb, Mary
CD/Spoken Word
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With Mary Lamb | Unabridged edition from In Audio (December 1, 2003)
9781584723585 | details & prices | 6.50 × 8.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $104.00
With Mary Lamb | Unabridged edition from In Audio (December 1, 2003)
9781584723257 | details & prices | 6.50 × 6.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $88.00
About: There was a certain island in the sea the only inhabitants of which were an old man whose name was Prospero and his daughter Miranda a very beautiful young lady.
With Mary Lamb, Sean Pratt (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Commuters Library (January 1, 2002)
9781584721543 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.60 lbs | List price $88.00
About: Presents Shakespeare's fourteen comedies and six tragedies retold in prose.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786103997
 
With Flo Gibson (other contributor), Mary Lamb | Unabridged edition from Audio Book Contractors (January 30, 1999)
9781556855818 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $24.99
from Blackstone Audio Inc (February 1, 1993)
9780786103997 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $49.95
About: This retelling in prose of twenty of Shakespeare's thirty-seven plays was originally published just for children.
School and Library
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With Mary Lamb | from Atheneum (March 1, 1970)
9780027512601 | details & prices | List price $5.95
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606032759
 
from Demco Media (November 1, 1986)
9780606032759 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.50
This edition also contains Tales from Shakespeare
About: Shakespeare's fourteen comedies and six tragedies retold in prose
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613519014 Book cover for 9780613819411
 
from Turtleback Books (November 1, 1986)
9780613819411 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Tales from Shakespeare
from Turtleback Books (August 1, 1986)
9780613519014 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.75
About: Twenty of Shakespeare's plays, including both tragedies and comedies, retold in prose

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