The Winter's Tale (Paperback)

Large Print

By William Shakespeare

Independently Published, 9781673945409, 298pp.

Publication Date: December 11, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/4/2012)
Paperback (12/4/2012)
Paperback (7/21/2017)
Paperback (7/24/2018)
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Paperback (9/7/2019)
Paperback (11/8/2011)
Paperback (1/1/2018)
Paperback (5/2/2018)
Paperback (12/31/2010)
Paperback (6/18/2015)
Paperback (11/10/2013)
Paperback (4/28/2019)
Paperback (1/30/2014)
Paperback (11/15/2017)
Paperback (4/9/2019)
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Description

Following a brief setup scene the play begins with the appearance of two childhood friends: Leontes, King of Sicilia, and Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. Polixenes is visiting the kingdom of Sicilia, and is enjoying catching up with his old friend. However, after nine months, Polixenes yearns to return to his own kingdom to tend to affairs and see his son. Leontes desperately attempts to get Polixenes to stay longer, but is unsuccessful. Leontes then decides to send his wife, Queen Hermione, to try to convince Polixenes. Hermione agrees and with three short speeches is successful. Leontes is puzzled as to how Hermione convinced Polixenes so easily, and so he begins to suspect that his pregnant wife has been having an affair with Polixenes and that the child is Polixenes'.