Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Alan H. Nelson (Author)
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Description

The Elizabethan Court poet Edward de Vere has, since 1920, lived a notorious second, wholly illegitimate life as the putative author of the poems and plays of William Shakespeare. The work reconstructs Oxford's life, assesses his poetic works, and demonstrates the absurdity of attributing Shakespeare's works to him. The first documentary biography of Oxford in over seventy years, Monstrous Adversary seeks to measure the real Oxford against the myth. Impeccably researched and presenting many documents written by Oxford himself, Nelson's book provides a unique insight into Elizabethan society and manners through the eyes of a man whose life was privately scandalous and richly documented.

Product Details

Price
$35.00
Publisher
Liverpool University Press
Publish Date
January 09, 2003
Pages
527
Dimensions
6.28 X 1.14 X 9.13 inches | 1.91 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780853236887
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