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Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by means of the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This booklet, first released in 1898, used to be an instantaneous well known good fortune and was once looked for a lot of the 20th century because the top-quality account of Shakespeare's lifestyles then available.
Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was once an English biographer and critic. He was once a lifelong pupil and fanatic of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare within the fifty-first quantity of the Dictionary of nationwide Biography shaped the root of his lifetime of William Shakespeare. This full-length existence is usually credited because the first glossy biography of the poet.
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The Life of William Shakespeare: The Classic Unabridged Shakespeare Biography by Sidney Lee