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Shakespeare in Ottoman: هامله ت [Hamlet]



8°: 71 pp., original wrappers with lettering, later spine (Ottoman annotations on the top of the title page, otherwise in a good condition).

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This is a rare second translation of Hamlet to Ottoman, made it the time of the Turkish Republic. The first translation was made in 1908 by Abdullah Cevdet (1869-1932) and published in Cairo to avoid the censorship. The work was banned under the Ottoman Empire, as it portrayed a fall of a leader.

Worldcat lists three institutional examples (California State University, Boğaziçi University Library, Orient-Institut Istanbul).

References: OCLC 283805564, 283805564, 283805564; AEKMK – ÖZEGE; 6775.

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