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Gertrude and Claudius
Gertrude and Claudius
Author: John Updike
NATIONAL BESTSELLER — “A LIVING, POWERFULLY PHYSICAL WORK . . . UPDIKE IS A SUPERBLY SKILLFUL WRITER.” — –The Wall Street Journal — “WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS UPDIKE! Our own king of erudition has gone back to the Hamlet story to imagine its inception: its offstage pre-story, when Claudius fell in love...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780449006979
ISBN-10: 0449006972
Publication Date: 7/3/2001
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Loosely based on the Hamlet story. Updike goes back to imagine its inception: its offstage prestory, when Claudius fell in love with his brother's queen and that first dastardly deed in the garden was set in motion.


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