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Gertrude and Claudius

A Novel

Updike, John

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Gertrude and Claudius
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Tells one possible version of events surrounding Hamlet's mother and her lover Claudius before Hamlet's father is killed.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2012
Edition: Random House Trade Paperback edition
ISBN: 0449006972
9780449006979
9780375411632
Branch Call Number: FICTION UPDIKE 2012
Characteristics: 213 pages ;,21 cm

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Shakespeare's Hamlet opens in the middle of the action. Relationships have already become complicated and emotions are running high. John Updike tackles the question of how this situation arose and why Hamlet the younger should have just left well enough alone.

When Hamlet opens, we find ourselves in the middle of a big mess. Relationships are complicated and emotions are running high. John Updike tackles the question of how this situation arose and why Hamlet the younger should have just left well enough alone.


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