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The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street Paperback – Illustrated, 24 February 2009

4.4 out of 5 stars 69 ratings

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"Through imaginative use of primary source material . . . lively readings of the plays and a nuanced portrait of their author, [Nicholl] capably captures 'the simmering randiness of the age.'"
-The New Yorker

"As close as we'll ever come to rubbing shoulders with the Bard."
-The Christian Science Monitor

About the Author

Charles Nicholl is the author of nine books of history, biography, and travel, including the highly regarded The Reckoning. He has presented two documentaries for British television and has lectured in Britain, Italy, and the United States.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books; Reprint edition (24 February 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 014311462X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143114628
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 340 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.23 x 13.92 x 2.36 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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3.0 out of 5 stars More a history of seventeenth century London society than anything else, but very well done indeed.
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