Macbeth - Macmillan Collector's Library

Author(s): William Shakespeare; John Gilbert (Illustrator); Robert Mighall (Introduction by)

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One of the great Shakespearean tragedies, Macbeth is a dark and bloody drama of ambition, murder, guilt, and revenge. Prompted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches and goaded by his ambitious wife, the Scottish thane Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland, in order to succeed him on the throne. This foul deed soon entangles the conscience-stricken nobleman in a web of treachery, deceit, and more murders, which ultimately spells his doom. Set amid the gloomy castles and lonely heaths of medieval Scotland, Macbeth paints a striking dramatic portrait of a man of honor and integrity destroyed by a fatal character flaw and the tortures of a guilty imagination


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Shakespeare's darkest play in a pocket, collectible edition

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died. Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality.

General Fields

  • : 9781909621886
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Collector's Library, The
  • : August 2016
  • : 150mm X 93mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : New Edition
  • : English
  • : 823/.914
  • : General Adult
  • : 168
  • : William Shakespeare; John Gilbert (Illustrator); Robert Mighall (Introduction by)