Hamlet is bored and restless. His friend Horatio can't work him out - but who can? His father has just died, and his mother has already remarried. He seems damaged by the sudden changes in his life. Or maybe he was always a little damaged. Or maybe he wasn't. Then, on a still night, the ghost of Hamlet's father comes walking, his long silver hair blowing wildly...This wonderful book, by one of Australia's most loved and most read writers, takes Shakespeare's famous play and makes it into a moving and full-blooded novel. John Marsden follows the contours of the original but powerfully re-imagines its characters and story lines, rather as Shakespeare treated his sources. We are aware not only of the strength of Marsden's own writing but the sensitivity of his insight into Shakespeare. Hamlet, A Novel will be adored by adults whether young or old.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hamlet
Author(s): John Marsden
ISBN: 0-7636-4451-X / 978-0-7636-4451-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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January 2008 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Hamlet, A Novel
Author(s): Marsden John
ISBN: 1-921351-47-0 / 978-1-921351-47-1 (Australia edition)
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hamlet And Ophelia
Author(s): John Marsden
ISBN: 1-55468-390-4 / 978-1-55468-390-1 (Canada edition)
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September 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hamlet And Ophelia
Author(s): John Marsden
ISBN: 1-55468-389-0 / 978-1-55468-389-5 (Canada edition)
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Hamlet
Author(s): John Marsden
ISBN: 1-4890-8648-X / 978-1-4890-8648-8 (Australia edition)
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April 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Hamlet: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-74315-808-4 / 978-1-74315-808-1 (Australia edition)
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April 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Hamlet: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-74317-234-6 / 978-1-74317-234-6 (Australia edition)
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April 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Hamlet: A Novel
Author(s): John Marsden
ISBN: 1-74316-044-5 / 978-1-74316-044-2 (Australia edition)
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April 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Hamlet: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-74317-470-5 / 978-1-74317-470-8 (Australia edition)
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April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hamlet: A Novel
Author(s): John Marsden
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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April 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hamlet: A Novel
Author(s): John Marsden
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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April 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hamlet: A Novel
Author(s): John Marsden
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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February 2009 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Hamlet
Author(s): John Marsden
ISBN: 1-74201-793-2 / 978-1-74201-793-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hamlet: A Novel
Author(s): John Marsden
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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June 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hamlet And Ophelia
Author(s): John Marsden
Publisher: HarperCollins
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