Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
- Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare (1907) was written by Edith Nesbit. Nesbit retells twenty of Shakespeare's plays in lively prose. The author makes the complex language of Shakespeare's greatest plays accessible to young children by relating the stories that form the core of the plays. Her graceful, vivid retellings are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's works. Nesbit reproduces the entertaining stories in a form so simple that children can understand and enjoy them. Nesbit pens in her Preface: The writings of Shakespeare have been justly termed "the richest, the purest, the fairest, that genius uninspired ever penned." But Shakespeare wrote for grown-up people, for men and women, and in words that little folks cannot understand. Hence this volume.