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Gertrude and Claudius

Author: John Updike; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.,; Random House (Firm),; RR Donnelly & Sons Company,
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, New York : Distributed by Random House, Inc. Harrisonburg, Virginia : Printed and bound by R.R. Donnelly. 2000. ©2000.
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Tells the story of Claudius and Gertrude, King and Queen of Denmark, before the action of Shakespeare's Hamlet begins. Employing the nomenclature and certain details of the ancient Scandinavian legends that first describe the prince who feigns madness to achieve revenge upon his father's slayer, Updike brings to life Gertrude's girlhood as the daughter of King Rorik, her arranged marriage to the man who becomes King  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Fiction
History
Novela histórica
Novela doméstica
Named Person: Gertrude, Queen of Denmark (Fictitious character); Hamlet.; Gertrude, Queen of Denmark (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.,; Random House (Firm),; RR Donnelly & Sons Company,
ISBN: 0375409084 9780375409080
OCLC Number: 41565089
Description: 212 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: John Updike.
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Tells the story of Claudius and Gertrude, King and Queen of Denmark, before the action of Shakespeare's Hamlet begins. Employing the nomenclature and certain details of the ancient Scandinavian legends that first describe the prince who feigns madness to achieve revenge upon his father's slayer, Updike brings to life Gertrude's girlhood as the daughter of King Rorik, her arranged marriage to the man who becomes King Hamlet, and her middle-aged affair with her husband's younger brother.

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