'A startling and brave book which advances another author for Shakespeare's works - Sir Henry Neville, a well-educated nobleman who spent four years travelling Europe, and thus was familiar with the background of many of the plays.'
Joan Bridgman, Contemporary Review
The question of who wrote Shakespeares plays has been the subject of furious debate among scholars for over 150 years. Everything known about the facts of William Shakespeares life seems incompatible with the extraordinary genius of his writing. How could a man who left school at the age of 13, and apparently never travelled abroad have authored the incomparable Sonnets or so intricately described Renaissance Venice? Shakespeare candidates abound, among them Sir Francis Bacon, The Earl of Oxford, even Queen Elizabeth I herself, but none have stood up to serious scrutiny. Until now .
This remarkable, intriguing, and provocative book offers a new answer and a completely plausible new candidate, with all the qualities of a believable author. [ ] it seems certain to provoke new discoveries which will finally resolve the most perplexing, the most abiding, and the most important of literary riddles. [This] publication may prove to be an event of genuine world-wide importance [which will] radically change our understanding of the source and course of the English literary and cultural renaissance.
Professor John Spiers, School of Humanities, Universityof Glamorgan, & Instituteof EnglishStudies, Universityof London.See all Product Description
The argument here for Sir Henry Neville as the true author of "Shakespeare" is comprehensive and logically well set out within the historical setting of that day, along... Read morePublished on 30 Nov. 2012 by Bernard
I have read many books about Shakespeare, his life, his works, the beauty of his language that still has relevance from 400 years ago. Read morePublished on 1 May 2012 by Guylott
Like the sheep in George Orwell's "Animal Farm", I always find myself agreeing with the author I am reading because, like all the others, he/she seems to have a wealth of... Read morePublished on 7 Sept. 2011 by RR Waller
The book does not cite original sources in many instances. If you wish to follow a source up by looking at the numbered note at the back it says 'cited by' meaning that the author... Read morePublished on 9 April 2010 by Great happy harmony
In Bill Bryson's very sensible and interesting book "Shakespeare" he writes, "William D. Rubinstein, a professor at the University of Wales at Aberystwyth, stated in the opening... Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2009 by Mike Ryko
This is a weak book, one which tries to make its insubstantial argument seem strong by attempting to show that "the man from Stratford" could not possibly have written the works... Read morePublished on 2 Oct. 2007 by H. C. Merritt
This is a tremendously dissapointing book. Certainly, the authorship question is fascinating, given the absolute dearth of documentary evidence surrounding Will Shakespeare's... Read morePublished on 24 Oct. 2006 by Will Monox
I bought this book on the recommendation of a colleague who had read and been persuaded by its arguments. Read morePublished on 3 Jun. 2006 by Liesel Knightley