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Hamnet: a novel of the plague
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First American edition.
Physical Desc:
305 pages ; 25 cm.
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England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young, alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on.
  

A young Latin tutor'penniless and bullied by a violent father'falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family's land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.

A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down'a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.
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ISBN:
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General Note
"This Is A Borzoi Book" -- Title page verso.
Description
"A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare's 11 year old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great play. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman--a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when his beloved young son succumbs to bubonic plague. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down--a magnificent departure from one of our most gifted novelists"--Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

O'Farrell, M. (2020). Hamnet: a novel of the plague. First American edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972-. 2020. Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972-, Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

O'Farrell, Maggie. Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague. First American edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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