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Tales from Shakespeare 49 editions

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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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Tales from Shakespeare
2010, Penguin Publishing
eBook in English
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Tales From Shakespeare
June 12, 2007, IndyPublish
Paperback in English
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Tales From Shakespeare
January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
Paperback in English
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Tales from Shakespeare (Large Print Edition)
May 5, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
May 5, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Tales From Shakespeare (Signet Classics)
June 5, 2007, Signet Classics
Paperback in English
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Penguin Classics)
Tales from Shakespeare (Penguin Classics)
December 18, 2007, Penguin Classics
Paperback in English - Reprint edition
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Tales from Shakespeare (Dodo Press)
May 25, 2007, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
November 1, 2007, Abrams Image
Hardcover in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Paperback in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
2005, eBooksLib
E-book in English
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Tales From Shakespeare
January 30, 2005, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
March 30, 2005, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Tales From Shakespeare
2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
eBook in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
December 2003, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
January 2002, Commuters Library
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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Tales from Shakespeare
November 2002, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
November 2002, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Tales from Shakespeare: Macbeth (Tales from Shakespeare)
June 2002, Capercaillie Books
Paperback in English - Rev Ed edition
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Tales from Shakespeare: Hamlet (Tales from Shakespeare)
June 2002, Capercaillie Books
Paperback in English
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Tales from Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (Tales from Shakespeare)
June 2002, Capercaillie Books
Paperback in English
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Tales from Shakespeare (Wordsworth Children's Classics) (Wordsworth Children's Classics)
December 1999, Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Tales from Shakespeare: Children's Classics
August 17, 1999, Children's Classics
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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Tales From Shakespeare
January 1, 1999, Michael O'Mara Books
Hardcover - Facsimile Ed edition
Cover of: Tales From Shakespeare (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)[UNABRIDGED] (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
Tales From Shakespeare (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)[UNABRIDGED] (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
January 30, 1999, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Penguin Popular Classics)
Tales from Shakespeare (Penguin Popular Classics)
October 1998, Penguin Books
in Spanish
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Puffin Classics)
Tales from Shakespeare (Puffin Classics)
October 29, 1998, Penguin Children's Audiobooks
Audio cassette - Unabridged edition
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Children's Classics)
Tales from Shakespeare (Children's Classics)
July 1, 1997, Penguin Audio
in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
April 1995, Book-of-the-Month Club
Paperback
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Tales from Shakespeare
April 1, 1995, Everyman's Classic Library in Paperback
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Tales from Shakespeare (Puffin Classics)
March 1, 1995, Puffin
in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
May 1995, Everyman
Paperback in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
September 1994, CSA WORD
Audio Cassette - Unabridged edition
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Tales from Shakespeare: 1351
February 1993, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
June 1993, CSA WORD
Audio Cassette - Unabridged edition
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Compact English Classics)
Tales from Shakespeare (Compact English Classics)
December 31, 1990, Ward Lock Educational Co Ltd
Paperback - School Ed edition
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Tales from Shakespeare (Folger Books)
December 1987, Folger Books
Hardcover in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
August 1986, Tandem Library
in English
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Signet Classics)
Tales from Shakespeare (Signet Classics)
November 1, 1986, Signet Classics
in English
Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Children's Illustrated Classics)
Tales from Shakespeare (Children's Illustrated Classics)
June 1977, J M Dent & Sons Ltd
in English
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Tales from Shakespeare
June 1973, Horizon Book Promotions
Hardcover
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Tales from Shakespeare
February 4, 1972, Dutton Adult
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Tales from Shakespeare
March 1970, Atheneum
School & Library Binding in English
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Cover of: Tales from Shakespeare (Everyman's Classics)
Tales from Shakespeare (Everyman's Classics)
June 1960, Everymans Library
Hardcover - New Ed edition
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Tales from Shakespeare
1892, Ginn & Co.
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