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Beyond the famous name on a script, Shakespeare remains a stranger to many of us.

First published in 1912, Shakespeare is a magnificent compilation of essays tackling different aspects of Shakespearean literature.

Herford seeks to single out what is most vital to our understanding of both Shakespeare’s life and work, enticing the reader to explore each play he analyses in depth.

From the early plays, through Shakespeare’s rise, to the last works Shakespeare created, Herford provides a detailed and knowledgeable account

In dealing with the separate plays, attention has been concentrated upon the cardinal situations and characters.

Quotations alongside analysis enable for a fuller handling of the whole of Shakespeare’s work, and result in an enriched learning with much needed insight into Shakespeare and his plays.

Shakespeare is an astute look into the meaning behind and within Shakespearean literature.

Charles Harold Herford (1853-1931) was born in Manchester. He was an English literary scholar and critic, who is remembered particularly for his biography and edition of the works of Ben Jonson. Herford was also a professor of English Literature at both University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, and Victoria University of Manchester.

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