Shakespeare has changed your life. Even if you’ve never read him or seen his plays, his influence is so widespread, it has shaped not only our culture, but our history and even our environment.
How Shakespeare Changed Everything by Stephen Marche reveals how. Did you know that he coined the name Jessica, as well as some 1,700 words like fashionable, hush and hobnob? If you’ve ever said, “It’s Greek to me,” you’re quoting him, and if you’ve ever “knitted your brows,” you can thank him as well. He’s the reason there are starlings in North America, he influenced the assassination of Lincoln, he shaped racial relations and more. And that’s just the beginning! Packed with fascinating tidbits, this book is a revelation. You’ll be amazed.
Softcover Book : 176 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers ( May 10, 2011 )
Item #: 13-504578
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.56inches
Product Weight: 7.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)