Was William Shakespere a Gentleman? Some Questions in Shakspere's Biography Determined (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from Was William Shakespere a Gentleman? Some Questions in Shakspere's Biography Determined Not distort or manipulate that evidence, or disregard any of it, in accordance with precon ceived theories or prejudices. Certainly, considering all that William Shakspere means to humanity, the historian who undertakes to write the record of his life should report him and his cause aright. Instead of this, however, we find that, owing to ignorance of the meagre evidence at our command or to a fail ure to appreciate the importance of that evidence and, to a considerable extent, to carelessness and slavish following of preceding writers, the name and memory of William Shakspere - the greatest artist in the tide of time - have been most unjustly vilified and calumniated almost beyond belief by those whose glory it should have been to exalt them. Were one to undertake the depressing task of looking for the man Shakspere in most of his biographies he would find there the record of one born in poverty. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Samuel Aaron Tannenbaum
Hardback | 36 pages
152 x 229 x 6mm | 209g
Publication date
22 Apr 2018
Forgotten Books
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7 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white