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The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World (Paperback)

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Shakespeare's First Folio, the first complete collection of his plays, was almost never printed. Its eventual publication went practically unnoticed, and many of the original 750 copies were gone before the turn of the eighteenth century. But a hundred years later the plays were rediscovered, beginning the long, surprising process that secured Shakespeare's legacy. Paul Collins follows this book's journey through the centuries, as it lies undiscovered for decades, burns, sinks, is bought and sold, and ultimately becomes untouchable.

About the Author


Paul Collins is the author of The Trouble with Tom, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism, Sixpence House, and Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck. He edits the Collins Library for McSweeney's Books, and his work has appeared in McSweeney's, Lingua Franca, Cabinet, and Business 2.0.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781596911963
ISBN-10: 1596911964
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: August 10th, 2010
Pages: 246
Language: English