The Friendly Shakespeare by Norrie Epstein

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A readable guide to the works of Shakespeare includes solid, but never too simplistic, information about the Bard's language, life, and loves for those who want to learn about Shakespeare without wading through a morass of academic criticism. 35,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

About Norrie Epstein

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Norrie Epstein has lectured extensively at the University of California, as well as the University of Rochester and Goucher College, covering almost every literary figure including, of course, Charles Dickens. She is the author of The Friendly Shakespeare.
Published January 1, 1993 by Viking Adult. 550 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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In the sort of labor of love Dickens inspires, Epstein, author of The Friendly Shakespeare (not reviewed) and sometime university lecturer, has written her well-informed and engaging pop reference for those sick of the annual maladaptations of A Christmas Carol and students who have encountered t...

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Written for those whose introduction to William Shakespeare was marred by an ineffectual high school English teacher, this sprightly guide to the life and work of the writer considered to be the foremost dramatist and poet of the Western world will delight fans as well as novices.

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