Books by Michael Wood

Released: March 24, 2015

"The breadth of Hitchcock's career and personal life defies easy summation, but Wood's quickly paced, informative biography is a welcome primer for anyone interested in learning more about one of film's most important figures."
A brief portrait of cinema's most iconic silhouette, Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980). Read full book review >
SHAKESPEARE by Michael Wood
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Profusely illustrated program 'guide' that stands quite well on its own."
The British producer of much-praised educational TV blockbusters along with their printed companions (In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, 2000, etc.) does up the life of the Bard with gusto. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Sometimes erudite, sometimes esoteric, always unpredictable."
The oracle's enduring presence in literature, film, and popular culture, assessed by Wood (English/Princeton Univ.) as a historical and cultural phenomenon. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Wood has thoughtfully recreated one of ancient history's most fascinating periods. (56 color, 56 b&w illustrations)"
British historian Wood (The Magician's Doubts, 1995, etc.) absorbingly recreates Alexander the Great's epic conquests, in a tie-in to a series to air on PBS in early 1998. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"These appreciations of Nabokov will resonate deeply for those initiated into his mysteries."
Striking insights into the complicated literary art of Vladimir Nabokov. Read full book review >