Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

By (author) William Shakespeare , Read by Martin Wiggins , Introduction by Martin Wiggins , Revised by Martin Wiggins , Edited by Norman Sanders , Other adaptation by Stanley W. Wells , Other adaptation by T. J. B. Spencer

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When it seems that Julius Caesar may assume supreme power, a plot to destroy him is hatched by those determined to preserve the threatened republic. But the different motives of the conspirators soon become apparent when high principles clash with malice and political realism. As the nation plunges into bloody civil war, this taut drama explores the violent consequences of betrayal and murder.

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • 07 Apr 2005
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • English
  • 0141012390
  • 9780141012391
  • 234,551

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), a collection of sonnets and a variety of other poems. Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Norman Sanders is retired from the position of Professor of Shakespeare at the University of Tennessee. He has also edited Julius Caesar in the Penguin Shakespeare series.

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Praise for "William Shakespeare: Complete Works" Remarkable . . .makes Shakespeare s extraordinary accomplishment more vivid than ever. James Shapiro, professor, Columbia University, bestselling author of "A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599" A feast of literary and historical information. "The Wall Street Journal""

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