Tales from Shakespeare – Charles & Mary Lamb (1888) (2nd edition)


Tales from Shakespeare – Charles & Mary Lamb (1888) (2nd edition)


Title: Tales from Shakespeare Author: Charles and Mary Lamb Publisher: John Heywood, Manchester. No date. Preface dated 1888. Stated Second Edition. Condition: Decorative cloth. Very good. Covers bright with minor rubbing and fraying to spine. Slight tanning and foxing to edges and blank pages. Inscription to endpaper. With lovely engravings. 203pp. App. 7″ by 5″.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

Tales from Shakespeare also known as All the Tales from Shakespeare is an English children’s book written by Charles Lamb with his sister Mary Lamb in 1807.

The book reduced the archaic English and complicated storyline of Shakespeare to a simple level that children could read and comprehend. However, as noted in the author’s Preface, “his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote: therefore, words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided.”


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