THE YOUNG SHAKESPEARE by Rosemary Anne Sisson


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In these two biographies of famous British authors, the reader is introduced to them in their early childhood and follows them up to the point preceding their literary success. In the case of Patrick Pringle's book on Dickens, more material is available and, therefore, the reader can easily draw parallels between Dicken's difficult childhood, his unstable father and harsh mother and characters and incidents that later occur in his novels. In the Shakespeare book, only the most general facts are available, and, therefore, the author has been left to concoct a story and a cast of characters a which have less to do with Shakespeare than with his times. A palatable introduction to two major authors, it may be hoped that these biographies will encourage the reader to first hand investigation of their works.

Pub Date: May 2nd, 1960
Publisher: Roy