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Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb 1893 - Routledge


Title: Tales from Shakespeare
Author: Charles Lamb
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: Undated, prize sticker states 1893
Format: Hardcover
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age. The boards are worn and have markings. The pages are browning and have age spots and markings. There is a prize sticker on the inside board.

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Reader's note

Country House Library is proud to present this beautifully decorative edition of a children's classic. Charles and Mary Lamb really had an undertaking when they sought to modernise and simplify William Shakespeare's work for younger readers. Their reason for doing this is in their preface - What these Tales shall have been to the young readers, that and much more it is the writers’ wish that the true Plays of Shakespeare may prove to them in older years—enrichers of the fancy, strengtheners of virtue, a withdrawing from all selfish and mercenary thoughts, a lesson of all sweet and honourable thoughts and actions, to teach courtesy, benignity, generosity, humanity: for of examples, teaching these virtues, his pages are full. - they recognise the value in Shakespeare's words and wish to spread the joy of learning. As such, this is one book that is as wonderful on the inside as it is on the outside.