Hamlet in Purgatory
|Series title:||Princeton Classics Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $19.95|
| Book Description: |
In Hamlet in Purgatory, renowned literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt delves into his longtime fascination with the ghost of Hamlet's father, and his daring and ultimately gratifying journey takes him through surprising intellectual territory. It yields an extraordinary account of the rise and fall of Purgatory as both a belief and a lucrative institution--as well as a capacious new reading of the power of Hamlet.
In the mid-sixteenth century, English authorities...