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The millionaire and the bard

Henry Folger"s obsessive hunt for Shakespeare"s first folio

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Published by Simon and Schuster in New York, USA .
Written in English


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FormatHardcover
Number of Pages320
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Open LibraryOL25677133M
ISBN 10143911823X
ISBN 109781439118238


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The Millionaire and the Bard Prologue “He was Not of an Age, but for All Time!” —BEN JONSON IT STARTED, as many great obsessions do, with an unremarkable incident, an encounter between a man and a book.

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Review: 'The Millionaire And The Bard,' By Andrea Mays Andrea Mays' new book digs into the history of Washington, D.C.'s Folger Shakespeare Library. Andrea Mays is the author of The Millionaire and the Bard ( avg rating, ratings, reviews, published )/5.

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Praise For The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio “ The Millionaire and the Bard weaves a thrilling tale of literary detective work, high financial stakes, and the vision of one man, Henry Folger, to preserve one of the great written.

In her debut, lifelong Shakespeare enthusiast Mays (Economics/California State Univ., Long Beach) meticulously details the “curiously unexamined” life of millionaire businessman Henry Clay Folger (), an obsessive, discriminating Bard collector who acquired an extremely rare, inaugural edition of dramatic works known as Shakespeare Author: Andrea Mays.

The following is from Andrea Mays' The millionaire and the bard book Millionaire and the Bard, a literary detective story following the collectors of Shakespeare's First Folio from Elizabethan and Jacobean London to Gilded Age New York. Mays teaches economics at California State University at Long Beach and has had a lifelong Shakespeare obsession.

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Folger, of course, did not limit himself to First Folios. He also, together with his wife Emily Jordan Folger, assembled the world’s largest Shakespeare collection—and founded the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Mays’s book chronicles the story of Henry Folger, an executive of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, and his hunt to acquire every copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays spins the tale of Shakespeare and of his collector, of the genius whose work we nearly lost, the men who had the foresight to preserve it, and the millionaire who, centuries later, was consumed by his obsession with it.

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“Decisive two thumbs up for a compelling and lucid narrative of the ‘finest book in the world.’” The Millionaire and the Bard by Andrea Mays is a prose drama in three acts with five main One is a romp through a brief history of Will Shakespeare’s life and especially his time as an actor, playwright, poet, and businessman in Elizabethan : Andrea Mays.

The Millionaire and the Bard is her first book. Praise For “The Millionaire and the Bard weaves a thrilling tale of literary detective work, high financial stakes, and the vision of one man, Henry Folger, to preserve one of the great written treasures of civilization.

A splendid debut by Andrea Mays.”. Andrea Mays in The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio examines Folger and his mania. William Shakespeare celebrated today for his plays and poetry throughout the world, died in relative obscurity in Today it is the most valuable book in the world.

Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. THE MILLIONAIRE AND THE BARD tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession.

Her book looks back to when the playwright’s friends gathered thirty-six of the late Bard’s plays and published them in what became the First Folio—and Folger’s Holy Grail. The Millionaire and the Bard Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio By Andrea Mays A native New Yorker, Andrea Mays teaches economics at California State University at Long Beach.

The Millionaire and the Bard, which reflects her lifelong obsession with Shakespeare, is. The miraculous and romantic story of Shakespeare's First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession: "Mays's narrative is so fast-moving, and peppered with such fascinating detail, it almost reads like a thriller" (Entertainment Weekly, G.

Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. The Millionaire and the Bard tells the miraculous an.

The Millionaire and the Bard is her first book. Praise For “ The Millionaire and the Bard weaves a thrilling tale of literary detective work, high financial stakes, and the vision of one man, Henry Folger, to preserve one of the great written treasures of civilization.

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The Millionaire and the Bard Prologue “He was Not of an Age, but for All Time!” —BEN JONSON IT STARTED, as many great obsessions do, with an unremarkable incident, an encounter between a Released on: J   In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio and of the American industrialist Henry Folger whose pursuit of the book.

In her prologue to The Millionaire and the Bard, author Andrea Mays says all that needs to be said about the book that is to follow: “This is a story of resurrection, of a magical book and two men, an American millionaire and an English playwright—the man who coveted the First Folio, and the man who composed it” (xvi).

In this one. The Millionaire and the Bard is great background reading in advance of our opportunity to see a First Folio edition for ourselves. The University of Iowa Libraries will be the Iowa stop this fall on a nationwide tour of a First Folio from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The miraculous and romantic story of Shakespeare’s First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession: “Mays’s narrative is so fast-moving, and peppered with such fascinating detail, it almost reads like a thriller” (Entertainment Weekly, Grade: A).When Shakespeare died inhalf of his plays died with him.

The Millionaire and the Bard is a literary detective story, the tale of two mysterious men—a brilliant author and his obsessive collector—separated by space and time. It is a tale of two cities—Elizabethan and Jacobean London and Gilded Age New York. While a nonfiction book about Shakespeare might not seem likely beach read material, I assure you, this enthralling book is quite the page-turner.

After some high profile features on the like of NPR and the New York Times, The Millionaire & The Bard is quietly picking up steam as one of the most entertaining nonfiction titles to hit the. The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays' labor-of-love history of the Shakespeare's First Folio and of Standard Oil executive Henry Folger's .Andrea Mays: The Millionaire and the Bard by FolgerShakespeareLibrary published on TZ Henry Clay Folger paid a world record price for a book—not once, but twice—as he became the world's leading collector of Shakespeare First Folios.Review: The Millionaire and the Bard The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Search for Shakespeare's First Folio.

By Andrea Mays. Simon and Schuster May pages. Read via Netgalley. When William Shakespeare died, many of his plays almost died with him. During the Elizabethan era, plays were not published.