Purchased: Tales from Shakespeare – Wordsworth Children’s Classics

“Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou…?”

Author: Shakespeare, Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, Arthur Rackham

Genre: Classic, Drama Fiction, Age: All ages

Released: 5th August 1994 (UK version)

It was a while ago that I wrote about reading the Arabian Nights and how I was inspired to read more from Wordsworth Children’s collections.

Shakespeare’s stories are world famous, but I don’t have the patience to interpret the original words, so I’m hoping to read the easy-to-understand version. These versions are from a variety of Shakespeare’s plays.

However, I don’t know if I will have time to read this especially with my latest epic fantasy purchases.

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Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb was written to be an ‘introduction to the study of Shakespeare’, but are much more entertaining than that.

All of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, comic and tragic, are retold in a clear and robust style, and their literary quality has made them popular and sought-after ever since their first publication in 1807. This edition contains the delightful pen-and-ink drawings of Arthur Rackham.

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This book’s RRP is £1.99, published by Wordsworth Publications at  278 pages.

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