Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night Book Details

By William Shakespeare

  • Category: Theater, Books, Arts & Entertainment, Fiction & Literature, Literary, Classics
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 2011-06-20
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Book Ratings: 4/5 (98 User Reviews)
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Twelfth Night Summary

"If music be the food of love, play on;

Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,

The appetite may sicken and so die.

That strain again! it had a dying fall:

O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound

That breathes upon a bank of violets,

Stealing and giving odour!"


Shipwrecked and alone in a foreign land, Viola makes the best of the situation the only way she can — by disguising herself as a man named Cesario and landing a job as a page for the local Duke. Duke Orsino warms to Viola quickly, and entrusts her with a job, to woo the Countess Olivia, whom he's been pining for. But Viola does too good of a job, and soon Olivia has fallen head-over-heels for "Cesario."


All of that is before the members of Olivia's house convince her snobby right-hand man Malvolio that she secretly in love with him, and before Viola's twin brother shows up, bearing a striking resemblance to his sister when she's in drag...

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