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  • ISBN: 9780735280182
  • ISBN: 0735280185
  • Physical Description: remote
    1 online resource
  • Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2020.

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"A story about the death of a child and the birth ... Read More
Subject: Shakespeare, William -- 1564-1616 -- Fiction
Shakespeare, Hamnet -- 1585-1596 -- Fiction
Shakespeare, Hamnet -- 1585-1596
Shakespeare, William -- 1564-1616
Genre/Form: Electronic books.
Fiction.

  • Random House, Inc.
    WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

    "[An] exceptional winner.... It expresses something profound about the human experience that seems both extraordinarily current and at the same time, enduring."
    --Martha Lane Fox, Chair of The Women's Prize for Fiction judges

    TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A PLAGUE THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART.


    England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness.

    A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers.

    Published as Hamnet in the US and the UK.

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