From bestselling author Bill Bryson comes this compelling short
biography of William Shakespeare, our greatest dramatist and poet.
Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill
Bryson makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces. As he leads
us through the crowded streets of Elizabethan England, he brings to
life the places and characters that inspired Shakespeare’s work.
Along the way he delights in the inventiveness of Shakespeare’s
language, which has given us so many of the indispensable words and
phrases we use today, and celebrates the Bard’s legacy to our
literature, culture and history. Drawing together information from
a vast array of sources, this is a masterful account of the life
and works of William Shakespeare, one of the most famous and most
enigmatic people ever to have lived – not to mention a classic
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