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Gertrude and Claudius


Using details of the ancient Scandinavian legends that were the inspiration for Hamlet, John Updike brings to life Gertrude's girlhood as the daughter of King Rorik, her arranged marriage to the man who becomes King Hamlet, and her middle-aged affair with her husband's younger brother. As only he could, Updike recasts a tale of medieval violence and presents the case for its central couple that Shakespeare only hinted at. Gertrude's warmth and lucidity, Claudius's soldierly yet peaceable powers of command are seen afresh ...

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Gertrude and Claudius
2001, Random House Trade, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780449006979

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Gertrude And Claudius
2001, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140290905

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Gertrude and Claudius
2001, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141001234


Gertrude and Claudius
2000, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375409080


Gertrude and Claudius
2000, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780241140970


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