Henry V
Henry V
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Annotation: Presents essays written from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries that offer an analysis and critique of "Henry V," and includes a summary of the play and excerpts of key passages.
Catalog Number: #4864258
Format: Library Binding
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Chelsea House
Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2010
Pages: xiii, 280 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-604-13718-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-604-13718-7
Dewey: 822.3
LCCN: 2009047625
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272) and index.
Reading Level: 8.0
Interest Level: 9-12
The wild and undisciplined child depicted as Prince Hal in the two-part Henry IVgrows to become a courageous and deft leader. Based on the life of its title monarch,Henry Vchronicles the events surrounding the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, part of the Hundred Years' War. In the centerpiece of the play, the Saint Crispin's Day speech, Henry praises the English forces with the well-known words: "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers." This volume of critical essays from throughout the centuries features a plot summary, list of characters, an introduction from the venerable Harold Bloom, and an index for easy reference.

Excerpted from Henry V by Harold Bloom Editor, Albert Rolls
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Each volume in the ""Bloom's Shakespeare Through the Ages"" series contains the finest criticism on a particular work from the Bard's oeuvre, selected under the guidance of renowned Shakespearean scholar Harold Bloom. Providing invaluable study guides, this comprehensive collection sheds light on how our relationship with the works of Shakespeare has evolved through the ages. Each title features: a selection of the best criticism on the work through the centuries; introductory essays on the development of criticism on the work in each century; a brief biography of Shakespeare; a plot synopsis, list of characters, and analysis of several key passages; and, an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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