The Man Shakespeare and his Tragic Life Story
by Frank Harris
Publisher: Mitchell Kennerley 1909
Number of pages: 452
A lively biography of England and arguably the world's greatest playwright and poet by an ardent admirer. Pursuing the thesis that a man so elusive in the few surviving documents is found full blown in very one of his works, Frank Harris, a successful journalist and editor, turns his hand to creating an impressionistic portrait that is at once a highly idiosyncratic exploration of the plays and a telling of the life through them.
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