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The Sweet Silvery Sayings of Shakespeare on the Softer Sex

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108001298


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  • The anonymous 'Old Soldier' who compiled this anthology of passages from Shakespeare, published in 1877, states in the preface that he was inspired to make his selection by a passage in The Gentle Life: Essays in Aid of the Formation of Character, by the now largely forgotten Victorian essayist James Hain Friswell: 'If a man wanted to make a sugar-sweet book ... let him go through the plays of the great national Poet, and make an extract of those passages wherein he has exalted woman.' In thirty-three sections (four plays are omitted), extensive quotations present examples of 'exalted woman' and give an insight into the taste of the educated middle class in the mid-Victorian period.

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108001298
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. King Richard III
    2. Romeo and Juliet
    3. Julius Caesar
    4. Troilus and Cressida
    5. Antony and Cleopatra
    6. Hamlet
    7. Cymbeline
    8. The Comedy of Errors
    9. King Lear
    10. King John
    11. Coriolanus
    12. King Henry VIII
    13. First Part of King Henry IV
    14. Second Part of King Henry IV
    15. First Part of King Henry VI
    16. Third Part of King Henry VI
    17. King Richard II
    18. Pericles, Prince of Tyre
    19. Titus Andronicus
    20. The Tempest
    21. Two Gentlemen of Verona
    22. Measure for Measure
    23. Twelfth Night
    24. The Merry Wives of Windsor
    25. Much Ado About Nothing
    26. A Midsummer Night's Dream
    27. Love's Labour's Lost
    28. The Merchant of Venice
    29. Othello
    30. As You Like It
    31. All's Well that Ends Well
    32. The Taming of the Shrew
    33. The Winter's Tale

  • Author

    William Shakespeare

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