Ophelia (Paperback)

Author: Klein, Lisa M.

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In this re-imagining of Shakespeare''s famous tragedy, it is Ophelia who takes center stage. A rowdy, motherless girl, she grows up at Elsinore Castle to become the queen''s most trusted lady-in-waiting. She catches the attention of the captivating, dark-haired Prince Hamlet, and their love blossoms in secret. But bloody deeds soon turn Denmark into a place of madness, and ultimately, Ophelia must choose between her love for Hamlet and her own life. In desperation, Ophelia devises a treacherous plan to escape from Elsinore forever . . . with one very dangerous secret, she is pregnant with Hamlet''s child. Sharp and literary, dark and romantic, this dramatic story holds readers in its grip until the final, heartrending scene.

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Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Mfg Part# 9781599902289
SKU 204816399
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1599902281
Release Date 12/26/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 1T
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"Ophelia the character is playful and bold; her banter with Hamlet is witty, and often their repartee features wordplay and double entendre that would have made the Bard happy...Teen readers who love long, detailed period pieces will adore this one."
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First Line I have always been a motherless girl.
Annotation This spirited re-telling of the Shakespearean tale from the view point of the young, love-struck Ophelia is darkly romantic, and, of course, tragic.
Editors Note Provides a new perspective to the relationship of Hamlet and Ophelia as the bond between the two young lovers is explored, her intimate feelings expressed, and the conclusion of what becomes of her altered in a surprising way. Reprint.
Editors Note 3 In this re-imagining of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, it is Ophelia who takes center stage. A rowdy, motherless girl, she grows up at Elsinore Castle to become the queen’s most trusted lady-in-waiting.  She catches the attention of the captivating, dark-haired Prince Hamlet, and their love blossoms in secret. But bloody deeds soon turn Denmark into a place of madness, and ultimately, Ophelia must choose between her love for Hamlet and her own life. In desperation, Ophelia devises a treacherous plan to escape from Elsinore forever . . . with one very dangerous secret, she is pregnant with Hamlet’s child. Sharp and literary, dark and romantic, this dramatic story holds readers in its grip until the final, heartrending scene.
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