9781433541223 143354122X A literary expert guides readers through Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet, exploring the play's historical context, key themes, and overarching message. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series., We know about the classics and we assume they're great, but many of us are too intimidated to read them on our own. Crossway's Christian Guides to the Classics series helps readers enjoy the greatest literature in history with the aid of a gifted teacher. Popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken situates each work in its cultural context, incorporates published criticism, includes brief bibliographies for further study, and evaluates these works through a Christian worldview. This volume will help readers understand and engage with William Shakespeare's greatest tragedy: Hamlet.