The Tragedy of Arthur

Author(s): Arthur Phillips
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.05 hours)
Product Number: Z00086
Released: Aug 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461832188
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Best-selling author Arthur Phillips won critical acclaim for his novels Prague and The Egyptologist, and Publishers Weekly called him a "master manipulator" for his ability to write fiction spun out of imagination and illusion. In The Tragedy of Arthur, Phillips tells the (mostly) true story of being asked to write the introduction to a lost Shakespeare play entitled The Most Excellent and Tragical Historie of Arthur, King of Britain. But Phillips knows the play-supposedly found in a safety deposit box in America-is a fake.


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The Tragedy of Arthur
Product Number: BX00008486
Product Number:C5837
Product Number:Z00086

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ISBN: #9781449864910
ISBN: #9781461816324
Author(s): Arthur Phillips
Product Number EB00164787
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780679605065

Professional reviews

"Twins Arthur and Dana have been immersed their entire lives in their father's obsession with Shakespeare. Now the literary ex-con claims to have discovered a lost Shakespeare play--THE TRAGEDY OF [KING] ARTHUR. But twin Arthur thinks the work is a forgery. His sister, Dana, on the other hand, deeply believes in her father. Portraying the skeptical twin, David Baker voices a cynical wit with a weary sardonic tone. He gives Dana a lighter voice and makes the story's other characters sound distinctive as well. The novel is presented as a memoir by twin Arthur, which has been published as the "introduction" to the new play--which is also part of the book. The building suspense over the authenticity of the Shakespearean scholarship is accompanied by sharp jabs to the publishing industry. Baker's fluency enhances a fascinating tale. A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"