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- DescriptionRemembered for both his satirical and serious work, Robert Barnabas Brough (1828-60) was a playwright, journalist, poet and founder member of the Savage Club. Built around a series of inspired etchings by the celebrated artist George Cruikshank (1792-1878), this is a delightful fictional biography, 'from authentic sources', of that most colourful of Shakespeare's characters. We hear how our hero was descended from the great Saxon leader Hundwulf Falstaff, how the name is a corruption of 'False-thief', of his adventures with his beloved Prince Hal, and of Christmas 1412 with the Whittington family. Henry V's terrible rejection of him - 'I kw thee t, old man' - is touchingly depicted, as are the episode of the laundry basket and other misadventures at Windsor, along with his sad death at the Boar's Head in 1415. First published in 1858, this book is a must-read for every lover of this larger-than-life figure.
- Author(s)Robert Barnabas Brough
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication30/09/2012
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note20 b/w illus.
- Weight420 g
- Width170 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Illustrator(s)George Cruikshank
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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