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Tempest” [with] “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”
[London]: [by Thomas Cotes for Robert Allot], [1632]. From the famed Second Folio of Shakespeare. Folio, quarter brown calf and marbled boards, gilt lettered on the spine. 1-38. A handsome copy, the binding in excellent order, the text with occasional spotting or light typical staining, the “Tempest” leaves trimmed a bit more then those of the “Two Gentlemen” and from another copy. TWO OF SHAKESPEARE’S ENGAGING COMEDIES, INCLUDING “THE TEMPEST”, extracted from the Second Folio edition of his COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES, a cornerstone--and some would say foundation--of English literature. While the complete Second Folio is one of the book collector's great prizes, a status well reflected in its price these days, this is an opportunity to acquire two of the plays from the volume bound separately. THE TEMPEST is one of Shakespeare’s most famous romantic dramas. Its magical themes have inspired numerous later works of art such as; Milton’s COMUS, an unfinished opera by Mozart, Shelley’s ‘Ariel to Miranda’, music by Tchaikovski and Berlioz, Auden’s THE SEA AND THE MIRROR and even the groundbreaking science fiction motion picture ‘Forbidden Planet’ in 1954. Its influence is far reaching and with good reason. Though many incidences and classical works are considered as somewhat inspirational for it, no source for the story has ever been know, it is one of Shakespeare’s most original works.
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
Last Found On: 2013-07-26           Check availability:      Biblio    

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