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Pericles, Prince of Tyre, by William Shakespeare

  • #: 117857
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2010-01-30
  • Current Version: 2.0
  • 2.0
  • Size: 0.70 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Chengming Lu
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
  • © 2009 Your Mobile Apps Inc.
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

by William Shakespeare

Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a play written (at least in part) by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected works despite some questions over its authorship, as it was not included in the First Folio. Many modern editors believe that Shakespeare is responsible for the main portion of the play after scene 9 that follows the story of Pericles and Marina, and that the first two acts, detailing the many voyages of Pericles, were written by a relatively untalented reviser or collaborator, possibly George Wilkins.

About Shakespeare:

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – died 23 April1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as thegreatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminentdramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bardof Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several otherpoems. His plays have been translated into every major livinglanguage, and are performed more often than those of any otherplaywright. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon.At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him threechildren: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired toStratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few recordsof Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has beenconsiderable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him werewritten by others. Shakespeare produced most of his known workbetween 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies andhistories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication andartistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Next he wrote mainlytragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, andMacbeth, ...

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This isn't a bad ebook version of Shakespeare, as such things go (though nobody seems to have figured out that hanging indents are the right way to show verse on a small screen). The app icon, however, is misleading. It clearly indicates that this is a volume in the Oxford Shakespeare series, which simply isn't true. It's another in an increasing trend on the part of app vendors and web sites to use the most attractive cover image for a book, regardless of whether the edition pictured has anything to do with the actual file contents.

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