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I have not read this book...however I do own Mark Anderson's book, Shakespeare by Another Name: the Life of Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, the Man who was Shakespeare. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. K. Estes
This is the best book on the Shakespeare authorship controversy that one can own. This is because this book is not just a explanation of the controversy, but a historiography of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gene Rhea Tucker
In Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare, Shapiro makes a resolute and forceful case for William Shakespeare as the author of the Shakespeare plays. And why shouldn't he? Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bruce Hutchison
James Shapiro has written an interesting and wide ranging book on the authorship problem. The bibliographical essay at the end of the book runs 40 pages. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Donald E. Fulton
The reviews,and the blurbs on the cover, promised just what I was looking for. As a person interested in the competing theories, I thought I was buying an objective (well, as... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jimeo722
He should have lied hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a lie.
Academia creeps in this petty pace from lie to lie
To the last syllable of recorded... Read more
If you are interested in a sociological perspective on the Authorship Question, you will find much in this book to interest you. Shapiro writes of J. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Peter Sturrock
Not such fun to read as Bill Bryson (In 2213, the literary world may quarrel over who wrote "Bryson"), but more weighty on the authorship question. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Svein O. Haugen
I've always been interested in this debate and leaned heavily toward Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, as the wielder of the pen of the bard. Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. Williams