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Shakespeare's library : unlocking the greatest mystery in literature / Stuart Kells.

Author/Creator:
Kells, Stuart, author.
Edition:
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Publication:
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
322 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Books and reading.
Libraries.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Library.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Books and reading.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Summary:
"Millions of words of scholarship have been expended on the world's most famous author and his work. And yet a critical part of the puzzle, Shakespeare's library, is a mystery. For four centuries people have searched for it: in mansions, palaces and libraries; in riverbeds, sheep pens and partridge coops; and in the corridors of the mind. Yet no trace of the bard's manuscripts, books or letters has ever been found. The search for Shakespeare's library is much more than a treasure hunt. Knowing what the Bard read informs our reading of his work, and it offers insight into the mythos of Shakespeare and the debate around authorship. The library's fate has profound implications for literature, for national and cultural identity, and for the global Shakespeare industry. It bears on fundamental principles of art, identity, history, meaning and truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
William the Conqueror
The mystery
The quarry
The search begins
The master investigator
The bibliomaniac
The league of radical gentlemen
The mystery deepens
The Musikbibliothek
Alias William Jones
Emperor and grand lama
The conspiracy
The country bumpkin
The inbetweener
Bibliotheca Mitchelliana
Bibliotheca Jonsoniana
Closet games
All perfect things
A writer's library.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781640091832
1640091831
OCLC:
1049790410
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