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William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet": A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,250. Language: American English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is an easy-to-read version of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." The story is well known. Juliet, who is not yet 14 years old, falls in love at first sight with Romeo, who is a little older and who falls in love at first sight with Juliet. Juliet is the only living child of the Capulets, and Romeo is the only living child of the Montagues. The Capulets and the Montagues are enemies.
William Shakespeare’s "1 Henry IV, aka Henry IV, Part 1": A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,950. Language: American English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
This book is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "1 Henry IV," which is also known as "Henry IV, Part 1." In this book, we learn of Prince Hal's friendship with the evil but witty Falstaff, and we see Prince Hal redeem himself at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. One of the play's main characters is Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare's wittiest character.
William Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night": A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,210. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
This book is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, and she disguises herself in men's clothing and begins to work for Duke Orsino. Although she falls in love with him, her main job is to carry love messages from him to Countess Olivia, who falls in love with Viola, whom Olivia thinks is a man.
William Shakespeare’s "As You Like It": A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,820. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy play titled "As You Like It." In it, Rosalind and Orlando fall instantly in love. Both need to escape separately to the Forest of Arden. There, Rosalind, in disguise as a young man named Ganymede, teaches Orlando about romantic love and how to be a proper husband for her. The romantic comedy ends with four weddings.
William Shakespeare’s "Julius Caesar": A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,110. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." For hundreds of years, the Romans had a republic rather than a kingdom. Many influential Romans, however, were afraid that Julius Caesar wanted to be King of the Romans, and they were determined to stop him. Shakespeare’s play tells what happened to Caesar and to those people who conspired against him.
William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew": A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,700. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." In it, Katherina vows before God — in the marriage ceremony — to love, honor, and obey her husband, but very quickly she makes it apparent that she is not taking her vow seriously. Her husband, Petruchio, is determined to convince her to take that vow seriously.
William Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing": A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,010. Language: American English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing." In it, Beatrice and Benedick engage in verbal battles each time they meet, and yet they fall in love. Hero and Claudio marry despite misunderstandings. Dogberry and Verges provide comic malapropisms.
William Shakespeare’s "The Tempest": A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,070. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest." This is the last play he wrote by himself, although later he co-wrote two plays with John Fletcher. In "The Tempest," Prospero, who lives on a mostly deserted island with his daughter, Miranda, uses his magic powers to regain his rightful place as Duke of Milan.
William Shakespeare's "Othello" A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,170. Language: American English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "Othello," in which the evil Iago lies and falsely convinces Othello, the Moor (black North African) of Venice, Italy, that his innocent wife, Desdemona, has been cheating on him.
William Shakespeare’s "The Comedy of Errors": A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,820. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This is an easy-to-read version of William Shakespeare's comic play "The Comedy of Errors," which revolves about the zany misunderstandings wrought by two sets of twins.