Tales Of Shakespeare By Charles And Mary Lamb Pdf

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Tales from Shakespeare

These tales are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. They never lose the feel of his beautiful language and humanity and convey all of his wit and wisdom. These tales are classic literature in their own right. Mary Lamb. She is best known today for her collaboration with Charles on the collection Tales from Shakespeare. Charles Lamb.

These tales are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. They never lose the feel of his beautiful language and humanity and convey all of his wit and wisdom. These tales are classic literature in their own right. Mary Lamb. She is best known today for her collaboration with Charles on the collection Tales from Shakespeare.

Tales from Shakespeare

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Tales from Shakespeare is an English children's book written by the siblings Charles and Mary Lamb in , intended "for the use of young persons" [1] while retaining as much Shakespearean language as possible. However, subplots and sexual references were removed. Marina Warner , in her introduction to the Penguin Classics edition, claims that Mary did not get her name on the title page till the seventh edition in

TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE

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Published: Genre: Children's Literature. Created by the brother and sister duo Charles and Mary Lamb though only Charles was credited when the book first appeared in , Tales has never been out of print in English, and has been translated into at least 40 languages worldwide — including Chinese, where it became sensationally popular in the early s. The story of the lives of Mary and Charles Lamb makes for sad reading. Born in and respectively into a working-class household in London, they spent their early years struggling to make ends meet. Mental illness dogged both siblings: having become a trainee clerk in the East India Company, Charles had some kind of breakdown in and spent six weeks in an asylum.

First published in , these simple retellings of the plots of Shakespeare's plays have delighted generations of children, while serving as an excellent introduction to the dramas of our greatest playwright. Shakespeare's own language is used as much as possible to accustom children to the English of the Elizabethan age and so make easier their transition to the reading of the plays themselves. Numerous black and white illustrations by Louis Rhead complement the text. Since Lamb wrote these tales from the plays of Shakespeare, as he says—"especially for the young mind"—many efforts have been made by others, only to invariably produce a result inferior in every way, and so, quickly vanish from the reading world while these tales have grown in favor and esteem by thoughtful American parents. I know a dear lady who has for many years made it almost a duty at the holiday season to procure one or more copies of "Lamb's Tales" for presentation to some young reader among her numerous relatives and friends. After reading the tales the reason of its excellence is fully apparent.

Search hundreds of books on our site. It was illustrated by Arthur Rackham in and The book reduced the archaic English and complicated storyline of Shakespeare to a simple level that children could read and comprehend. However, as noted in the Author's Preface, "his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote: therefore, words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided. Mary Lamb was responsible for the comedies, while her brother wrote the tragedies; they wrote the preface between them.

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    TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE. CHARLES AND MARY LAMB. PREFACE. The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction​.

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