Shakespeare by Anthony Burgess [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1970
Shakespeare by Anthony Burgess
U.S. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  ALFRED A KNOPF.
*Beautiful Illustrated Hardcover [coffee table book sized] with glossy full color pages, decorative endpapers and gilded spine. Printed and bound in the U.K.
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. Dust jacket is strong and fully in tact, with some visible wear and a few chipped edges.
Book itself is excellent; some tanning to cloth boards. Interior reads like new.
Among Shakespeare's many biographers none brings to his subject more passion and feeling for the creative act than Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange.
He breathes life into Shakespeare the man and invigorates his times. His portrait of the age builds upon an almost personal tenderness for Shakespeare and his contemporaries (especially Ben Jonson), and on a profound sense of literary and theatrical history. Anthony Burgess's well-known delight in language infuses his own writing about Shakespeare's works. And in the verve of his biography he conveys the energy of the Elizabethan age.