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Shakespeare's library : unlocking the greatest mystery in literature / Stuart Kells.

Kells, Stuart, (author.).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 822.33 KEL (Text) 840191002731921 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 822.33 KELL (Text) 39391006939290 Nonfiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 822.3 KELLS (Text) 39206021445455 New Materials Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 822.33 KEL (Text) 31951004391196 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 07/29/2019
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 822.33 Kells (Text) 78292000381475 Adult New Book Collection On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781640091832
  • ISBN: 1640091831
  • Physical Description: 322 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-304) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I : the first searchers. William the Conqueror ; The mystery ; The quarry ; The search begins ; The master investigator ; The bibliomaniac ; The league of radical gentlemen ; The mystery deepens -- Part II : the heretical searchers. The Musikbibliothek ; Alias William Jones ; Emperor and Grand Lama ; The conspiracy ; The country bumpkin ; The inbetweener -- Part III : visions of Shakespeare's library. Bibliotheca Mitchelliana ; Bibliotheca Jonsoniana ; Closet games ; All perfect things ; A writer's library.
Summary, etc.:
"Millions of words of scholarship have been expended on the world's most famous author and his work. And yet a critical part of the puzzle, Shakespeare's library, is a mystery. For four centuries people have searched for it: in mansions, palaces and libraries; in riverbeds, sheep pens and partridge coops; and in the corridors of the mind. Yet no trace of the Bard's manuscripts, books or letters has ever been found. The search for Shakespeare's library is much more than a treasure hunt. Knowing what the Bard read informs our reading of his work, and it offers insight into the mythos of Shakespeare and the debate around authorship. The library's fate has profound implications for literature, for national and cultural identity, and for the global Shakespeare industry. It bears on fundamental principles of art, identity, history, meaning and truth."
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Library.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Books and reading.

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