Gertrude And Claudius

Gertrude And Claudius

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141923239

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Using details of the ancient Scandinavian legends that were the inspiration for Hamlet, John Updike brings to life Gertrude's girlhood as the daughter of King Rorik, her arranged marriage to the man who becomes King Hamlet, and her middle-aged affair with her husband's younger brother. As only he could, Updike recasts a tale of medieval violence and presents the case for its central couple that Shakespeare only hinted at. Gertrude's warmth and lucidity, Claudius's soldierly yet peaceable powers of command are seen afresh against a background of fond intentions and familial dysfunction, on a stage darkened by the ominous shadow of a sullen, disaffected prince.
Chronicles of the Reigns of Edward I and Edward II
Language: en
Pages: 542
Authors: William Stubbs
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-15 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A selection of Latin chronicles, published in 1882-3, collected and edited with English side-notes by William Stubbs (1825-1901).
Books I. and II. of the Annals of Tacitus
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Augustus Henry Beesly
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1870 - Publisher:

Books about Books I. and II. of the Annals of Tacitus
Books I. and II. of the Annals of Tacitus translated into English: with notes and marginal analysis of the chapters. By A. H. Beesly
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Cornelius Tacitus
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1870 - Publisher:

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Gertrude And Claudius
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: John Updike
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-07-05 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Using details of the ancient Scandinavian legends that were the inspiration for Hamlet, John Updike brings to life Gertrude's girlhood as the daughter of King Rorik, her arranged marriage to the man who becomes King Hamlet, and her middle-aged affair with her husband's younger brother. As only he could, Updike
Sex, Time, and Space in Contemporary Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Ben Davies
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-24 - Publisher: Springer

Combining close readings of literature and theory, Sex, Time, and Space in Contemporary Fiction opens up new ways to consider the sex-time-space nexus. In an exciting and compelling contribution to contemporary literary studies, this book takes the concept of ‘exceptionality’ as its point of departure as developed through an exploration