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Shakespeare's Bawdy : Routledge Classics - Eric Partridge

Shakespeare's Bawdy

Routledge Classics

Paperback Published: 18th May 2001
ISBN: 9780415254007
Number Of Pages: 304

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"Shakespeare's Bawdy"must rank as one of the great Eric Partridge's most outstanding accomplishments. In it Partridge, regarded by Anthony Burgess as 'a human lexicographer, like Samuel Johnson', was able to combine his detailed knowledge of Shakespeare with his unrivalled knowledge of Elizabethan slang and innuendo. It is, as he describes it, 'a literary and psychological essay and a comprehensive glossary', which opened the window upon a long-avoided aspect of Shakespeare's plays. "Shakespeare's Bawdy"is a work of delight and insight that has an appeal that transcends time and class. Acclaimed by Stanley Wells, editor of "The Oxford Shakespeare" as 'a classic of Shakespeare scholarship', it takes its place alongside other classics with a well-deserved, if slightly cheeky, impunity. For sheer reading pleasure, "Shakespeare's Bawdy"is a wonderful addition to any bookshelf.

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'It reads as freshly today as it did fifty years ago, when it surprised everyone with its originality and daring, an intriguing blend of personal insight and solid detective-work. If ever a word-book deserved to be called a classic, it is this.' - David Crystal

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Introductoryp. 1
Non-Sexual Bawdyp. 9
Homosexualp. 13
Sexualp. 19
Generalp. 53
Valedictoryp. 59
A General Index to the Essayp. 61
Glossaryp. 65
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ISBN: 9780415254007
ISBN-10: 0415254000
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 18th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition