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by William Shakespeare
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From Library Journal
Penguin chose to revamp its venerable Pelican Shakespeare line in 1999. The updated series includes more accurate texts and new introductions by the current crop of leading Shakespearean scholars. The good stuff just gets better with age. (Classic Returns, LJ 10/15/99)
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This edition is fully annotated, with the notes facing the text. There are helpful sections at the front, and at the back there is a very wide range of questions for students, as well as the background to Shakespeare's England.
From the Publisher
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From the Back Cover
Coriolanus (c. 1608) is Shakespeare's last tragedy, unfolding the career and death of a brilliant and arrogant Roman general. In his loathing for the populace he refuses the ceremonies that attend the consulship, and is ejected from the city by the mob. He revenges himself by allying with Rome's enemies; and only through the intervention of his domineering mother does he spare Rome - a compromise rewarded by his own death. A study of civic virtue and the extremities of pride, Coriolanus offers an ambiguous portrait of heroic purity and popular vulgarity.
About the Author
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language, as well as one of the greatest in Western literature, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
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