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  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241425114
  • Imprint: Puffin Modern Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $27.99

Tales from Shakespeare




Puffin Clothbound Classics - stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world

These tales are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Renowned writers and essayists of the 18th century, siblings Charles and Mary Lamb vividly bring to life the power of Hamlet and Othello, the fun of As You Like It and the drama of Pericles. Their accessible writing never loses the feel of Shakespeare's beautiful language and humanity, and convey all of his wit and wisdom. These tales are classic literature in their own right.

Puffin Clothbound Classics is a series of much-loved stories from classic literature for children and adults, brought together in beautiful hardback volumes.

  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241425114
  • Imprint: Puffin Modern Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $27.99

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.

Praise for Tales from Shakespeare

First published in 1807, and never out of print, these stories, adapted from 20 of Shakespeare's plays, are clever and powerful summaries designed to provide children with enough plot and characterisation to allow them to understand the plays themselves when they later see or read the authentic versions.

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