About this item
What happened at the end of Hamlet, when the four corpses had been bourne away? How did Horatio carry out the Prince's dying injunction to 'tell my story'? Alethea Hayter's narrative takes the form of the proceedings of a Court of Enquiry with Voltimand as Chairman, alternating with Horatio's commentary in his diary. As the one witness who knows all the facts, Horatio as first hopes he can bring out the truth by sticking to essentials, keeping out of the case the women, the voyage to England, and, of course, the Ghost he has solemnly sworn not to mention to a living soul. But he finds himself up against formidable resistance....
This is a brilliant imaginative reconstruction, very intelligent and absorbing, which will make the reader immediatly want to re-read the play Hamlet itself.
In very good condition. DW has some fading and marking, and slight bumping to edges and corners. Red cloth board cover, which is in very good condition. Pages inside have slight foxing to the edges, but otherwise are in very good condition. Binding is tight.
- Added value:
- First edition
- Hayter, Alethea
- Used: very good
- 8.5 x 5.5 inch
- Number of pages:
- Faber & Faber 1972
- Horatio's Version
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