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.


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.


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

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