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Sylvan Barnet
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A Short Guide to Shakespeare

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Unknown Binding, 206 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
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Thought a lot of this seemed familiar but then again I have been reading lots of books about Shakespeare. Then found out when I read the preface, after finishing the book, that the author wrote the long introduction to the Signet complete works of Shakespeare, which I had skimmed through, and that this book is basically the same as that intro.

Plus, this "old" paperback with no illustrations, isn't nearly as appealing as some of the more recent visually pleasing books about Shakespeare, such as,...more
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Sylvan Barnet is an American literary critic and Shakespearean scholar. He is a Fletcher Professor of English Emeritus at Tufts University.

Barnet is the author of numerous books and articles on Shakespeare. He is the general editor of the Signet Classics Shakespeare,[1] the author of A Short Guide to Shakespeare,[2] and has written many textbooks. He is the co-author with William Burto of occasion...more
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