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Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb - Presentation Library


Title: Tales from Shakespeare
Author: Charles and Mary Lamb
Publisher: Presentation Library
Publication Date: Undated
Format: Hardcover
Condition: This book is in a good condition for its age. The spine is creased and faded.

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Reader's note

Read Shakespeare in prose form, with this excellent book first published in 1807! The following is Charles and Mary Lamb's retelling of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' as they introduce the character of Puck - Puck (or, as he was sometimes called, Robin Goodfellow) was a shrewd and knavish sprite, that used to play comical pranks in the neighbouring villages; sometimes getting into the dairies and skimming the milk, sometimes plunging his light and airy form into the butter-churn, and while he was dancing his fantastic shape in the churn, in vain the dairymaid would labour to change her cream into butter. Nor had the village swains any better success; whenever Puck chose to play his freaks in the brewing copper, the ale was sure to be spoiled. When a few good neighbours were met to drink some comfortable ale together, Puck would jump into the bowl of ale in the likeness of a roasted crab. - a fantastic introduction to one of Shakespeare's most beloved characters! Add this patterned edition to your library today!