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Tales from Shakespeare 49 editions

Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb
About the Book

Tales from Shakespeare
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Tales from Shakespeare also known as All the Tales from Shakespeare is an English children's book written by Charles Lamb with his sister Mary Lamb in 1807. It was illustrated by Sir John Gilbert in 1866, Arthur Rackham in 1899 and 1909, by Louis Monziès in 1908, by Walter Paget in 1910, and by D. C. Eyles in 1934. In 1894, a two-volume set with color plate illustrations and a preface by H.S. Morris, was published jointly by the J.B. Lippincott Company in Philadelphia, and in London by William Heinemann.

The book reduced the archaic English and complicated storyline of Shakespeare to a simple level that children could read and comprehend. However, as noted in the author's Preface, "his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote: therefore, words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided."

Mary Lamb was responsible for the comedies, while Charles wrote the tragedies; they wrote the preface between them. Next to his essays, this book is his best-known work; yet its success is attributable more to Mary, whose name did not appear on the title page of the first few editions, than to Charles.

In Volume One, the following plays were selected and adapted into tales:

The Tempest (Mary Lamb)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mary Lamb)
The Winter's Tale (Mary Lamb)
Much Ado About Nothing (Mary Lamb)
As You Like It (Mary Lamb)
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Mary Lamb)
The Merchant of Venice (Mary Lamb)
Cymbeline (Mary Lamb)
King Lear (Charles Lamb)
Macbeth (Charles Lamb)
All's Well That Ends Well (Mary Lamb)
The Taming of the Shrew (Mary Lamb)
The Comedy of Errors (Mary Lamb)
Measure for Measure (Mary Lamb)
Twelfth Night (Mary Lamb)
Timon of Athens (Charles Lamb)
Romeo and Juliet (Charles Lamb)
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (Charles Lamb)
Othello (Charles Lamb)
Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Mary Lamb)

In Volume Two, the following plays were adapted into tales:

Love's Labour's Lost
Merry Wives of Windsor
Troilus and Cressida
King John (play)
Richard II (play)
Henry IV Part 1
Henry IV Part 2
Henry V (play)
Henry VI, Part 1
Henry VI, Part 2
Henry VI, Part 3
Richard III (play)
Henry VIII (play)
Coriolanus
Julius Caesar (play)
Antony and Cleopatra

49 editions First published in 1892

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Publisher unknown
Tales from Shakespeare
in English
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1892, Ginn & Co.
Tales from Shakespeare
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Everyman's Classics)
June 1960, Everymans Library
Tales from Shakespeare (Everyman's Classics)
Hardcover - New Ed edition
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1963, Macmillan
Tales from Shakespeare
in English
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March 1970, Atheneum
Tales from Shakespeare
School & Library Binding in English
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February 4, 1972, Dutton Adult
Tales from Shakespeare
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June 1973, Horizon Book Promotions
Tales from Shakespeare
Hardcover
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1975, Caedmon
Tales from Shakespeare
in English
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Children's Illustrated Classics)
June 1977, J M Dent & Sons Ltd
Tales from Shakespeare (Children's Illustrated Classics)
in English
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Signet Classics)
November 1, 1986, Signet Classics
Tales from Shakespeare (Signet Classics)
in English
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August 1986, Tandem Library
Tales from Shakespeare
in English
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December 1987, Folger Books
Tales from Shakespeare (Folger Books)
Hardcover in English
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Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Compact English Classics)
December 31, 1990, Ward Lock Educational Co Ltd
Tales from Shakespeare (Compact English Classics)
Paperback - School Ed edition
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June 1993, CSA WORD
Tales from Shakespeare
Audio Cassette - Unabridged edition
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February 1993, Blackstone Audiobooks
Tales from Shakespeare
Audio cassette in English
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September 1994, CSA WORD
Tales from Shakespeare
Audio Cassette - Unabridged edition
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May 1995, Everyman
Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback in English
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Puffin Classics)
March 1, 1995, Puffin
Tales from Shakespeare (Puffin Classics)
in English
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April 1, 1995, Everyman's Classic Library in Paperback
Tales from Shakespeare
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April 1995, Book-of-the-Month Club
Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Children's Classics)
July 1, 1997, Penguin Audio
Tales from Shakespeare (Children's Classics)
in English
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Puffin Classics)
October 29, 1998, Penguin Children's Audiobooks
Tales from Shakespeare (Puffin Classics)
Audio cassette - Unabridged edition
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Penguin Popular Classics)
October 1998, Penguin Books
Tales from Shakespeare (Penguin Popular Classics)
in Spanish
Cover of: Tales From Shakespeare (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)[UNABRIDGED] (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
January 30, 1999, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
Tales From Shakespeare (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)[UNABRIDGED] (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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January 1, 1999, Michael O'Mara Books
Tales From Shakespeare
Hardcover - Facsimile Ed edition
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August 17, 1999, Children's Classics
Tales from Shakespeare
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Wordsworth Children's Classics) (Wordsworth Children's Classics)
December 1999, Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Tales from Shakespeare (Wordsworth Children's Classics) (Wordsworth Children's Classics)
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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June 2002, Capercaillie Books
Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback in English
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June 2002, Capercaillie Books
Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback in English
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June 2002, Capercaillie Books
Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback in English - Rev Ed edition
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November 2002, IndyPublish.com
Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback in English
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November 2002, IndyPublish.com
Tales from Shakespeare
Hardcover in English
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January 2002, Commuters Library
Tales from Shakespeare
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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December 2003, IndyPublish.com
Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback in English
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2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
Tales From Shakespeare
eBook in English
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March 30, 2005, IndyPublish.com
Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback in English
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January 30, 2005, IndyPublish.com
Tales From Shakespeare
Hardcover in English
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2005, eBooksLib
Tales from Shakespeare
E-book in English
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November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback in English
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November 1, 2007, Abrams Image
Tales from Shakespeare
Hardcover in English
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May 25, 2007, Dodo Press
Tales from Shakespeare (Dodo Press)
Paperback in English
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Penguin Classics)
December 18, 2007, Penguin Classics
Tales from Shakespeare (Penguin Classics)
Paperback in English - Reprint edition
Cover of: Tales From Shakespeare (Signet Classics)
June 5, 2007, Signet Classics
Tales From Shakespeare (Signet Classics)
Paperback in English
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May 5, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Tales from Shakespeare
Paperback in English
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Large Print Edition)
May 5, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Tales from Shakespeare (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English
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January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
Tales From Shakespeare
Paperback in English
Cover of: Tales From Shakespeare
June 12, 2007, IndyPublish
Tales From Shakespeare
Paperback in English
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2010, Penguin Publishing
Tales from Shakespeare
eBook in English

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