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Shakespeare: The Biography Paperback – 7 Sep 2006

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (7 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074938655X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749386559
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 179,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a commendably thorough, engagingly self-effacing new look at a writer whom literary history has never quite managed to pin down, nor ever will. It is the book Peter Ackroyd was born to write" (Anthony Holden Daily Mail)

"Shakespeare: The Biography is everything one would expect from a biographer at the top of his game... his recreation of London life is masterful. He knows the plays and understands better than academic biographers how Shakespeare went about researching and writing... His biography ranks with the best of them" (Financial Times)

"His biography is conventional, even cautious; grounded in common sense and wide reading, and written with the sensibility of a working novelist" (Nicholas Shakespeare Saturday Telegraph)

"A big, expansive, densely imagined book" (Sam Leith Spectator)

"You will not find a better book on Shakespeare... Ackroyd has genuinely set a new standard for accounts of Shakespeare's life - Colin MacCabe, Independent"

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A 'living attempt to reach into the world and heart of Shakespeare'. Written with intuition and imagination unique to Peter Ackroyd, a book by a writer about a writer, this marvellous biography is a tour de force

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