Photograph of English manor in ruins

Hamlet and Other Ghost Stories

Date: 
Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Category: 
Lectures
Location: 
Rothenberg Hall
Event Notes: 
Free; advance reservations required.
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Henry Huntington acquired one of the rarest books in the history of English literature: the so-called "bad quarto" of Hamlet. Zachary Lesser, professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses how this book's discovery in 1823 transformed our ideas about Hamlet, how it made its way to The Huntington, and what can we learn through this book's history about modern libraries.