Buy Used
+ £0.00 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by ThriftBooks UK
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

That Man Shakespeare: Icon of Modern Culture (Icons of Modern Culture) Hardcover – 19 May 2005

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
£19.04 £13.55
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Helm Information Ltd (19 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903206189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903206188
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 24.4 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,879,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


This second book in the Icons of Modern Culture series traces the growth of Shakespeare's reputation after his death and the demand that arose for a satisfactory image of the writer responsible for so much intense and varied pleasure. It shows how legend was used to compensate for the lack of reliable information about Shakespeare's life, and the different ways in which succeeding generations dealt with such apparent difficulties as, for instance, the warmth of his addresses to a man in the Sonnets or his supposed ill-treatment of his wife in his will. 'Who was William Shakespeare?' is a question which has not only been answered differently in different generations but also in different ways by scholars, biographers, novelists, dramatists and poets. This lack of consensus has neither inhibited the belief that 'Shakespeare' is universally known, nor lessened the commercial and publicity value of his image: a paradox which this book amply illustrates.

No customer reviews

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers