Shakespeare's Wife (Paperback)

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Shakespeare's Wife (Paperback)

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Little is known about Ann Hathaway, the wife of England's greatest playwright; a great deal has been assumed, none of it complimentary. In Shakespeare's Wife, Germaine Greer boldly breaks new ground, reclaiming this much maligned figure from generations of scholarly neglect and misogyny. With deep insight and intelligence, she offers daring and thoughtful new theories about the farmer's daughter who married Britain's immortal Bard, painting a vivid portrait of a truly remarkable woman.

Germaine Greer is a writer, academic, and critic, and is widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of our time. Her bestselling books include The Female Eunuch and The Whole Woman. She lives in northwest Essex, England, and has taught Shakespeare at universities in Australia, Britain, and the United States.

Product Details ISBN: 9780061537165
ISBN-10: 0061537160
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: March 17th, 2009
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: P.S.

“Lively, rigorous, fiercely imagined…an ingenious new book…” — Katie Roiphe, New York Times Book Review

“Fascinating…Greer meticulously exposes the sexist biases underlying depictions of Ann…and re-creates in lavish detail the material realities of women’s lives in 16th century England.” — Entertainment Weekly

“A riveting read…Not only Greer’s scholarship but her sympathy and her imagination are fully engaged.” — Victoria Glendinning

“A richly textured account…Greer’s theory about Shakespeare’s relation with his wife is original and persuasive…She reminds us of facts other critics have ignored.” — Marilyn French, Publishers Weekly (Boxed Signature Review)

“Intriguing . . . A portrait of life in Stratford circa 1600 on almost every level and in every aspect.” — Booklist