The Shakespeare Thefts: In Search of the First Folios download free [PDF and Ebook] by Eric Rasmussen

The Shakespeare Thefts: In Search of the First Folios download free [PDF and Ebook] by Eric Rasmussen year 2015
  • Book name: The Shakespeare Thefts: In Search of the First Folios
  • Author: Eric Rasmussen
  • Release date: 2015/6/14
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780230341678
  • Rating: 7.98 of 10
  • Votes: 556
  • Review by: Ayden Pitts
  • Review rating: 9.38 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/16
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 21 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Part literary detective story, part Shakespearean lore, The Shakespeare Thefts will charm the Bard's many fans.The first edition of Shakespeare's collected works, the First Folio, published in 1623, is one of the most valuable books in the world and has historically proven to be an attractive target for thieves. Of the 160 First Folios listed in a census of 1902, 14 were subsequently stolen-and only two of these were ever recovered. In his efforts to catalog all these precious First Folios, renowned Shakespeare scholar Eric Rasmussen embarked on a riveting journey around the globe, involving run-ins with heavily tattooed criminal street gangs in Tokyo, bizarre visits with eccentric, reclusive billionaires, and intense battles of wills with secretive librarians. He explores the intrigue surrounding the Earl of Pembroke, arguably Shakespeare's boyfriend, to whom the First Folio is dedicated and whose personal copy is still missing. He investigates the uncanny sequence of events in which a wealthy East Coast couple drowned in a boating accident and the next week their First Folio appeared for sale in Kansas. We hear about Folios that were censored, the pages ripped out of them, about a volume that was marked in red paint-or is it blood?-on every page; and of yet another that has a bullet lodged in its pages.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H3M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: General, Literary Studies: Plays & Playwrights, British & Irish History, Shakespeare Studies & Criticism, Literary Studies: C 1500 To C 1800, Antiques & Collectables: Books, Manuscripts, Ephemera & Printed Matter
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.30 USD
  • Dimensions: 138x208x16mm
  • Weight: 220g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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