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Hamlet
A Novel

author: John Marsden

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, but Hamlet can’t be sure what’s causing the stench. His rage at his mother’s infidelities -- together with his greed for the sensual Ophelia and his dead father’s call to revenge a "murder most foul" -- have his mind in chaos, and he wants to scatter his traitorous uncle’s insides across the fields. But was it really his father’s ghost that night on the ramparts, or a hell-fiend sent to trick him? "Action is hot," he tells Ophelia, who lives shut up in a tower with her longings and lust. "Action is courage, and reflection is cowardly. Picking up the knife has the colors of truth. As soon as I hesitate. . . ." In this dark, erotically charged, beautifully crafted novel, John Marsden brings one of Shakespeare’s most riveting characters to full-blooded life in a narrative of intense psychological complexity.
The Dane as never seen before -- in a daring, dazzling, sexy prose retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy by best-selling author John Marsden. (Age 14 and up)
suggested retail price (U.S.):
$16.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763654337 / 9780763654337
pub date:
06/2011
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
240 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Classics; Social Issues; Classics; Ghost Stories; Law & Crime;
author’s comments:


John Marsden is the author of thirty popular and acclaimed novels, including the classic Tomorrow series and The Ellie Chronicles. He lives in Australia.
 
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