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Hamnet : a novel of the plague / Maggie O'Farrell.

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Homer Public Library F O'FARRELL 000156514 Display -- Lit Lineup Place on copy / volume Checked out 09/22/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525657606
  • ISBN: 0525657606
  • Physical Description: 305 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This Is A Borzoi Book" -- taken from title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare's 11 year old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great play. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman--a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when his beloved young son succumbs to bubonic plague. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down--a magnificent departure from one of our most gifted novelists"-- Provided by publisher.
England, 1580. A young Latin tutor-- penniless, bullied by a violent father-- falls in love with an eccentric young woman who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford. She becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast force in the life of her young husband, whose gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their young son succumbs to bubonic plague. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Fiction.
Shakespeare, Hamnet, 1585-1596 > Fiction.
Hathaway, Anne, 1556?-1623 > Fiction.
Shakespeare, Hamnet, 1585-1596.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.