Hamlet

John Marsden (Author)
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Description

The Dane as never seen before -- in a daring, dazzling, sexy prose retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy by best-selling author John Marsden.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, but Hamlet can't be sure what's causing the stench. His rage at his mother's infidelities -- together with his greed for the sensual Ophelia and his dead father's call to revenge a murder most foul -- have his mind in chaos, and he wants to scatter his traitorous uncle's insides across the fields. But was it really his father's ghost that night on the ramparts, or a hell-fiend sent to trick him? Action is hot, he tells Ophelia, who lives shut up in a tower with her longings and lust. Action is courage, and reflection is cowardly. Picking up the knife has the colors of truth. As soon as I hesitate. . . . In this dark, erotically charged, beautifully crafted novel, John Marsden brings one of Shakespeare's most riveting characters to full-blooded life in a narrative of intense psychological complexity.

Product Details

Price
$16.98
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
August 11, 2009
Pages
229
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763644512
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About the Author

John Marsden is the author of thirty popular and acclaimed novels, including the classic Tomorrow series and The Ellie Chronicles. He lives in Australia.

Reviews

A wonderful treatment of the play: engaging, gripping, dark, and lovely.
--School Library Journal (starred review)