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Author Kells, Stuart, author.

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

Edition First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.
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Description 322 pages ; 24 cm
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.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Library.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Books and reading.
ISBN 9781640091832 (hardcover)
1640091831 (hardcover)
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