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The Wheel of Fire (Routledge Classics) [Kindle Edition]

G. Wilson Knight
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Originally published in 1930, this classic of modern Shakespeare criticism proves both enlightening and innovative. Standing head and shoulders above all other Shakespearean interpretations, Wheel of Fire is the masterwork of the brilliant English scholar G. Wilson Knight. Founding a new and influential school of Shakespearean criticism, Wheel of Fire was Knight's first venture in the field - his writing sparkles with insight and wit, and his analyses are key to contemporary understandings of Shakespeare..


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'I confess that reading his essays seems to me to have enlarged my understanding of the Shakespearean pattern, which, after all, is quite the main main thing.' - T.S. Eliot

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'I confess that reading his essays seems to me to have enlarged my understanding of the Shakespearean pattern, which, after all, is quite the main thing.' - T.S. Eliot

Originally published in 1930, this classic of modern Shakespeare criticism proves both enlightening and innovative. Standing head and shoulders above all other Shakespearean interpretations, The Wheel of Fire is the masterwork of the brilliant English scholar G. Wilson Knight. Founding a new and influential school of Shakespearean criticism, The Wheel of Fire was Knight's first venture in the field - his writing sparkles with insight and wit, and his analyses are key to contemporary understandings of Shakespeare.

G. Wilson Knight (1897-1985). Literary critic, playwright, poet and actor.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 626 KB
  • Print Length: 422 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415255619
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (29 Jun. 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000PLXD58
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #363,694 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doyen of Shakespearean critics. 3 July 2011
By Bluecashmere. TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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G Wilson Knight is in a class of his own - more evident than ever since so much poor, dreary agenda led criticism of last 30-40 years. Magnificent book of essays.
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Old-fashioned and sometime a little too convinced, this remains one of the finest books ever written on Shakespearean tragedy. A must for anyone interested in literature.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellency on Shakespeare's studies 23 Feb. 2015
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It's the best study on Shakespeare's works Prof ALAN/anglia
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5.0 out of 5 stars A key tool 13 April 2005
By Dan
Format:Paperback
This work of criticism from the erudite Mr Knight, is a tool invaluable to a student studying Shakespeare. Mr Knight writes lyrically, clearly and in an english that is not arrogant of his esteemed position. The arguements are well crafted and sustained and provide insight into the multilayered textures of the plays. He knows his subject inside out and his viewpoints on Hamlet's soliloquoy's and Kinglear's grotesque humour, are extraordinary without being profuse. I personally find it a work of immense appeal, that i myself studying literature, have benefitted incalculably from. It is amazing how written in 1930 it still attracts an audience today: move aside bloom and Kermode!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Damaged Book 1 July 2014
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When I received the parcel, I opened the box to find that the top right hand corner of the cover has been bent/folded back badly and so a permanent long crease now exists on the front cover
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