The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio

The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio

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The miraculous and romantic story of Shakespeare’s First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession: “Mays’s narrative is so fast-moving, and peppered with such fascinating detail, it almost reads like a thriller” (Entertainment Weekly, Grade: A).

When Shakespeare died in 1616, half of his plays died with him. No one—not even their author—believed that his writings would last. In 1623, seven… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


Rarely has a mad passion brought forth such a splendid and enduring fruit.

A brisk chronicle of how William Shakespeare almost vanished into obscurity and how one obsessive American created the playwright's finest modern shrine.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (May 12, 2015)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 6.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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