Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

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Discover Shakespeare's best-loved plays These tales are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb vividly bring to life the power of Hamlet and Othello, the fun of As You Like It and the drama of Pericles. They never lose the feel of his beautiful language and humanity and convey all of his wit and wisdom. These tales are classic literature in their own right.


Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced along with his sister, Mary Lamb.


Puffin paperback:

1.1" H x 6.9" L x 5.0" W

382 pages

"The following tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare."--Pref.

"Plus a behind-the-scenes journey, including author profiles, a guide to who's who, activities and more ..."--P. [4] of cover.

Complete and unabridged--P. [4] of cover
Living Book Press hardcover
0.81" H x 8.5" L x 5.51" W
312 pages

The plays of Shakespeare can be difficult for younger audiences, however in this collection of retellings they can enjoy the story while still be exposed to some beautiful language. It's a perfect introduction to the world of Romeo and Juliet, Shylock, Ophelia, Puck, and many other timeless characters.

This edition has been rearranged to match the Ambleside Online reading order and contains images from three different printings to help the student connect with the tales even more.