Shakespearian Grammar

An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Difference


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Author(s): Abbott, Edwin A.
Page Length: 511 pgs
Copyright: 2003
Weight: 1.21 lbs.
Item Code: 202734
ISBN: 9780486431352
ISBN-10: 0486431355
This fascinating books is modestly subtitled "An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences Between Elizabethan and Modern English," and it does indeed offer considerable insight into passages from Shakespeare that are all but incomprehensible if we read them with a twenty-first-century understanding of grammar and syntax. While I wouldn't recommend this book for an eighth-grade class tackling Romeo and Juliet for the first time, it is certainly a "must" for twelfth-grade honors or Advanced Placement study of Shakespeare and his works.

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