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  • Published: 29 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141321684
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $14.99

Tales from Shakespeare




These tales are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb vividly bring to life the power of Hamlet and Othello, the fun of As You Like It and A Midsummer Night's Dream and the heartbreak of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare's beautiful language and humanity, and his wit and wisdom, are faithfully conveyed in these classic retellings.

With an introduction by Dame Judi Dench.

TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb vividly bring to life the power of Hamlet and Othello, and the fun of As You Like It. They never lose the feel of Shakespeare's language and the tales are classic literature in their own right.

  • Published: 29 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141321684
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

Mary Lamb

Mary Ann Lamb (3 December 1764 – 20 May 1847) was an English writer, the sister and collaborator of Charles Lamb. She is best known today for her collaboration with Charles on the collection Tales from Shakespeare.

Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced along with his sister, Mary Lamb.

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