Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague (Large Print / Paperback)

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The life forces that formed William Shakespeare – the English language’s greatest writer and dramatist – are lost to history, giving Maggie O’Farrell in her exquisite Hamnet license to imagine an answer. Told through the lens of his endearing yet peculiarly fascinating wife, one learns of a couple who could only have been with one another. With consummate skill, O’Farrell said enough so that the shadow of what made him him came somewhat in focus. By the novel’s end, it was hard to understand how the unimagined Shakespeare could have been different than the one she created. Yet this skin and bones of the novel gave way to the pages describing Hamnet’s ultimate act of love for his sickly twin sister. And from that, Hamlet – his greatest play. The ending was impossible to imagine and impossible to be other than it was.

— Dave

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432892494
ISBN-10: 1432892495
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2021
Pages: 535
Language: English