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The Truth About William Shakespeare: Fact, Fiction and Modern Biographies Paperback – 13 Sep 2013

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press; Reprint edition (30 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780748646678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0748646678
  • ASIN: 0748646671
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.8 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,449,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In exposing the fabrications that biographers have resorted to in the face of the lack of knowledge of any kind to be had about Shakespeare's personality and private life, this book is sharply incisive, humorously as well as forensically so. It is also thoroughly informative about Shakespeare's life, insofar as it is known. --George Donaldson, University of Bristol

Very readable and often witty: David Ellis makes a convincing and entertaining case that recent biographies of William Shakespeare, though claiming to add to our knowledge of the poet's life, cannot really do so because the body of directly relevant evidence has remained more or less constant for the last hundred years. --Robert Bearman, former Head of Archives, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

About the Author

David Ellis is Professor of English Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

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