About The Book
A collection of essays exploring what it means to be ambitious, inspired by Shakespeare's classic tragedy: Macbeth.
Many of us wrestle with those daunting 'life choice' questions from time to time: what should I be aiming for? Am I being ambitious enough? Or has an excess of ambition led me astray?
Each section in Stefan Stern's new book is prefaced with a quotation from Macbeth drawing parallels between the major themes in the play and how they can be applied to modern life. Expect to discover why ambition could be considered an illness, how ambition and success work together, generational changes and shifts in attitude over the years, and how gender roles have an impact on our goals.
Incisive, contemporary and accessible, this book will provide consolation, amusement and plenty of insightful meditations on the complex nature of ambition.
Image credits: Design by Mecob. Images: © Shutterstock.com. Page image © Rex Features from Macbeth (2015).
Book designs, cover and other images are for illustrative purposes and may differ from final design.
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