Author Name    Anderson, Mark

Title   SHAKESPEARE BY ANOTHER NAME: THE LIFE OF EDWARD DE VERE, EARL OF OXFORD, TH E MAN WHO WAS SHAKESPEARE

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Gotham 2006

ISBN Number    1592402151 / 9781592402151

Seller ID   RWARE0000039035

The debate over the true author of Shakespeare¬'s body of work (some of whi ch was published under the name "Shake-speare") began not long after the de ath of William Shakespeare, the obscure actor and entrepreneur from Stratfo rd-upon-Avon who was conventionally assumed to be the author. There were na tural doubts that an uneducated son of a glover who never left England and apparently owned no books could have produced some of the greatest works of Western literature. Early investigators into the mystery argued for such e minent figures as Christopher Marlowe or Francis Bacon as possible authors, but recent scholarship has turned to Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, as the true Shakespeare. "Shakespeare" by Another Name is the first complete literary biography of E dward de Vere that tells the story of his action-packed life¬?as student, s oldier, courtier, lawyer, political intriguer, sophisticate, traveler, and, above all, writer¬?finding in it the background material for all of Shakes peare¬'s plays. Anderson brings to bear a wealth of new evidence, most nota bly de Vere¬'s personal copy of the Bible (recently analyzed to show the co rrelation between his underlinings and the biblical allusions in Shakespear e¬'s work) and has employed it all to at last give a complete portrait and background to the man who was "Shakespeare." Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Anderson, a contributor to Wired and Harper's, is only the latest to champion Edward de Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford, as the author of Shakespeare's works. The hypothesis rests chiefly on the charismatic de Vere's eventful life and times. De Vere came into

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