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Shakespeare's imagery : and what it tells us

Author: Caroline F E Spurgeon
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999, ©1935.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the ways in which Shakespeare's imagery functions to reveal literary and personal motives.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline F E Spurgeon
ISBN: 0521092582 9780521092586
OCLC Number: 44755988
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 408, [17] pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; Part I. The Revelation of the Man: 1. The aim and method explained; 2. Shakespeare's Imagery compared with that of Marlowe and Bacon; 3. Imagery of Shakespeare and other dramatists compared; 4. The subject-matter of Shakespeare's images; 5. Shakespeare's senses; 6. Shakespeare's tastes and interests; 7. Shakespeare's tastes and interests (continued); 8. Evidence in the images of Shakespeare's thought; 9. Evidence in the image of Shakespeare's thought (continued); 10. Association of ideas; 11. Shakespeare the man; Part II. The Function of the Imagery as Background and Under-Tone in Shakespeare's Art: 12. Leading motives in the histories; 13. Leading motives in the comedies; 14. Leading motives in the romances; 15. Leading motives in the tragedies; Appendices; Index.
Responsibility: by Caroline F.E. Spurgeon.

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This book shows how much light can be thrown on Shakespeare's own mind and thought and on the themes and characters of the plays by a detailed examination of his imagery.  Read more...

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