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The Resource The millionaire and the bard : Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio, Andrea E. Mays

The millionaire and the bard : Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio, Andrea E. Mays

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The millionaire and the bard : Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio
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The millionaire and the bard
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Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio
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Andrea E. Mays
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Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio
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eng
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"Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. The Millionaire and the Bard tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession." --
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Title
The millionaire and the bard
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The Millionaire and the Bard tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession. When Shakespeare died in 1616 half of his plays died with him. By the time of his death his plays were rarely performed, eighteen of them had never been published, and the rest existed only in bastardized forms that did not stay true to his original language. Seven years later, in 1623, Shakespeare's business partners, companions, and fellow actors, John Heminges and Henry Condell, gathered copies of the plays and manuscripts, edited and published thirty-six of them. This massive book, the First Folio, was intended as a memorial to their deceased friend. They could not have known that it would become one of the most important books ever published in the English language, nor that it would become a fetish object for collectors
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contains biographical information
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DLC
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
Z989.F66
LC item number
M28 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio
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Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio
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by Andrea E. Mays
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Henry Folgers obsessive hunt for Shakespeares first folio
The millionaire and the bard : Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio, Andrea E. Mays
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The millionaire and the bard : Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio, Andrea E. Mays
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-316) and index
Contents
Prologue -- The Good [That Men Do] Is Oft Interred with Their Bones -- Adieu...Remember Me -- Whatever You Do, Buy -- My Shakespeare, Rise -- Had I the Money, You Would Come... -- Had I the Means, I would not Hesitate to Buy -- The Most Precious Book in the World -- A Shakespeare Discovery -- Do... Devise Some Way to Get the Books -- The False Folio -- I Am an American -- Portrait of a Collector -- Thou Art a Moniment, Without a Tombe -- It is the Key of our Hearts -- Epilogue
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ocn883146710
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439118238
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015001458
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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