Millionaire and the Bard

Millionaire and the Bard by Andrea Mays
$24.99
BUY IT NOW
Loyalty Reward Rebate
  1. $1.25*
  2. $1.75*
  3. $2.50*
  4. $2.50*
  * Rebate calculated before redemption of credit. See Terms for more information.


ISBN
9781439118252
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
368
Dimensions
135 x 210mm
Only available to order
Estimated 10 - 14 business days until dispatch

Sorry, this product will not arrive before Christmas

Other Titles by Andrea Mays

Description
Information
The miraculous and romantic story of Shakespeare’s First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession.

When Shakespeare died in 1616, half of his plays died with him. No one—not even their author—believed that his writings would last. In 1623, seven years after his death, Shakespeare’s business partners, companions, and fellow actors gathered copies of his plays and manuscripts and published thirty-six of them. This massive book, the First Folio, was intended as a memorial to their deceased friend. They could not have known that it would become one of the most important books ever published in the English language.

Over two and a half centuries later, a young man fresh out of law school, Henry Folger, bought a book at auction—a later, 1685 edition Fourth Folio, for $107.50. It was the beginning of an obsession that would consume the rest of his life. Folger rose to be president of Standard Oil, and he used his fortune to create the greatest Shakespeare collection in the world. By the time he died, Folger owned more First Folios than anyone and had founded the Folger Shakespeare Library, where his collection still resides.
ISBN:
9781439118252
Publication Date:
01 / 06 / 2016
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
135 x 210mm

You might also like