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Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Condition: Good Plus


London: Grant Richards, 1901. 1st Edition . Good Plus. 8.25 x 13 inches (21 x 33 cm). Original paper covered boards. Some marking to boards, spine browned with splits to edges, heavy browning to endpapers. Very clean text throughout. Limited edition of 1000 copies, this copy is not numbered. Issued as part of the Edinburgh Folio Edition of the works of Shakespeare. This is volume II part 6 and contains the complete play. Overall condition is Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback

Shakespeare's comedy play Much Ado About Nothing pivots around the impediments to love for young betrothed Hero and Claudio when Hero is falsely accused of infidelity and the "lover's trap" set for the arrogant and assured Benedick who has sworn of marriage and his gentle adversary Beatrice. The merry war between Benedick and Beatrice with the promptings of their friends soon dissolves into farcical love, while Hero's supposed infidelity is shown to be little more than "much ado about nothing".




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