The Bookman Volume 9

The Bookman Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...published serially in the Illustrated London News. Mr. S. R. Crockett's new novel, "The Grey Man," commences in the Graphic this month. It will be published in America in Harpers Weekly, and in Australia in a pro minent Sydney paper. Messrs. Isbister expect to issue early in the new year Professor Moulton's important book, "The Literary Study of the Bible"--an account of the leading forms of literature represented in the various books of the sacred writings. Mr. Moulton, who was formerly Lecturer in Literature under the Local Lectures Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, is at present Professor of English Literature in the University of Chicago. In the Contemporary for Januaiy Mr. Jon Stefansson makes an interesting contribution to the literature which has grown round about "Hamlet." It appears that in Shakespeare's time the royal castle at Elsinore contained a stateroom hung with tapestry, qn which the mythical and historic Kings of Denmark were depicted in their habits as they lived. From this fact it is evident that Shakespeare intended the "counterfeit presentment of two brothers" to appear, not as miniatures or a picture and a miniature (according to the reading of various tragedians), but as full-length figures in the arras. A more interesting matter is how it happened that Shakespeare was aware of the existence of these kings of shreds and patches. Mr. Stefansson adduces evidence to make it probable, if not absolutely to prove, that the poet may have been a member of the company cf Eirglish actors (William Kemp, George Bryan, Thomas Pope, and others) who visited the Danish Court in 1586, and that he may not only have actually seen this tapestried hall, but have noted the beetliDg cliff...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946014
  • 9781236946010