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The author of the book: Doug Stewart
Edition: Da Capo Press
Date of issue: March 23rd 2010
ISBN: 0306819007
ISBN 13: 9780306819001
Language: English
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Human credulity, much like human stupidity, is indeed as infinite as Einstein believed, both never seize to amaze and both were instrumental in allowing William Henry Ireland, a 19 year old boy, whose parental neglect and lack of esteem and expectations left him with much to prove, to become the Bard himself for about a year and a half in the late 18th century. While the boy lacked the traditional affection and attention usually (or at least ideally) found at home, it certainly didn't affect his self esteem. What started off as misguided attempts to secure his father's love, became in fact one of the most audacious literary hoaxes in ambition alone. Neither overestimation of his own talent nor fear of legal repercussions prevented young Ireland from creating a series of Shakespeare forgeries from trivial, such a receipts, to monumental, such as an entire play. And the public, for the most part, ate it up and asked for more. At least until it became too blatantly obvious that the quality didn't hold up. This was a terrific account of a grand literary hoax, terrifically succinct and terrifically readable to boot., not to mention a lovely accessible look into the Georgian England and its Shakespeare obsession. A story about a hoax so unbelievable, that it nearly read like one and, of course, like most such stories turned out to be absolutely real. Highly recommended.


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