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Measure for Measure :  Penguin Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure

Penguin Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare, Nicholas Arnold (Contribution by), Julia Briggs (Revised by), Stanley W. Wells (Adapted By), T. J. B. Spencer (Adapted By)

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Published: 24th November 2005
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In the Duke's absence from Vienna, his strict deputy Angelo revives an ancient law forbidding sex outside marriage. The young Claudio, whose fiancee is pregnant, is condemned to death by the law. His sister Isabella, soon to become a nun, pleads with Lord Angelo for her brother's life. But her purity so excites Angelo that he offers her a monstrous bargain he will save Claudio if Isabella will visit him that night.

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.

ISBN: 9780141013800
ISBN-10: 014101380X
Series: New Penguin Shakespeare Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 24th November 2005
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.16