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Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

John Gilbert
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Macmillan Collector's Library

9781509889778
176
Synopsis

Comedy and tragedy intertwine when two very different couples fall in and out of love.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features illustrations by renowned artist Sir John Gilbert and a new introduction from Professor Tiffany Stern.

Whilst Beatrice and Benedick both despise love, exchanging insults and mockery rather than vows, for Hero and Claudio it is love at first sight. But as their marriage preparations begin, so too do Don John’s dirty tricks. Can his scheming get in the way of true love? And can an elaborate plan to bring fiery Beatrice and cynical Benedick closer together really come off? In Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, nothing is quite what it seems.

In the media
Shakespeare’s voice rings down the ages, and, as with innumerable other human matters, we would do well to listen to it

Independent

When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder that such trivial people should muse and thunder in such lovely language

D. H. Lawrence

The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good

Robert Graves