Shakespeare's Changeling


Charged in 1616 by the Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery to edit a folio of Shakespeare plays, writer Ben Jonson races against time to uncover the missing manuscripts by seeking out his former nemesis, the bedridden William Shaxper. But far more worrisome is that the Earl of Oxford's daughter, the Countess of Montgomery, wants the folio published as a tribute to her father. Could Lord Oxford's darkest secrets threaten the throne of King James? Witty, intriguing and suspenseful, Syril Levin Kline’s controversial new novel calls into question everything you ever thought you knew about the Bard by exploring the irony of a creative genius forced to hide behind the identity of another. Kline proudly joins Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, James Joyce, Charles Dickens and other writers in their skepticism about the Shakespeare authorship. As fascinating as it is entertaining and deftly written, "Shakespeare’s Changeling: A Fault Against the Dead" offers the most reasonable solution to the authorship mystery ever presented.

Controversial New Novel on Shakespeare Wins first Place Chaucer Award

Syril Levin Kline has won the 2014 Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction in the Elizabethan/Tudor category for her novel, Shakespeare's Changeling: A Fault Against the Dead.

The 2014 Chaucer First Place category winners will be recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala that will take place in September 2015.  The Chaucer 2014 Grand Prize winner will be announced at the Awards Gala.

As part of the First Place award, Chanticleer Book Reviews will publish a review of Shakespeare's Changeling.

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