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Bill Bryson' s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship— updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare' s death William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. His Shakespeare is like no one else' s— the beneficiary of Bryson' s genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.