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Hamlet's father has just died. By the time they've filled in the grave his mother has remarried. Hamlet suspects there was foul play, and it's troubling his spirit. Or maybe he was always troubled. Ophelia is in love with him. His best friend Horatio can't work him out. Then, on a cold still night, Hamlet meets the ghost of his father...  This wonderful book, by one of Australia's most-loved writers, takes Shakespeare's famous play and makes it into a moving and full-blooded novel. John Marsden powerfully re-imagines the original characters and story. Hamlet, A Novel will be adored by readers young and old.

Reviews

'The task of retaining the original feel of a work while at the same time creating something fresh is immense. And Marsden has succeeded in making the characters and the story his own. He has…infused the work with his own wit, and Shakespeare would surely approve.' Sunday Age 'A dynamic, engaging and passionate take on Shakespeare's play… Highly recommended for older readers, especially those who thought they'd never read Shakespeare.' Australian Bookseller & Publisher 'An inspired retelling with a youthful twist…it might even bring a young generation to Shakespeare.' Weekend Press (NZ)

PRH, PRH

'The task of retaining the original feel of a work while at the same time creating something fresh is immense. And Marsden has succeeded in making the characters and the story his own. He has…infused the work with his own wit, and Shakespeare would surely approve.' Sunday Age

PRH, PRH

'A dynamic, engaging and passionate take on Shakespeare's play… Highly recommended for older readers, especially those who thought they'd never read Shakespeare.' Australian Bookseller & Publisher 'An inspired retelling with a youthful twist…it might even bring a young generation to Shakespeare.' Weekend Press (NZ)

PRH, PRH

'A dynamic, engaging and passionate take on Shakespeare's play… Highly recommended for older readers, especially those who thought they'd never read Shakespeare.' Australian Bookseller & Publisher

PRH, PRH

'An inspired retelling with a youthful twist…it might even bring a young generation to Shakespeare.' Weekend Press (NZ)

PRH, PRH

'An inspired retelling with a youthful twist…it might even bring a young generation to Shakespeare.' Weekend Press (NZ)

PRH, PRH

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781921520495

    September 28, 2009

    Text (Adult)

    224 pages

    RRP $19.95

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
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    • Dymocks
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Hardback

    9781921351471

    September 1, 2008

    Text (Adult)

    240 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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