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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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This review is not of Hamlet itself, but rather on this edition of Hamlet 'ISBN: 9781411400344', which was edited by Jeff Dolven and David Scott Kastan. I read a lot of heavily annotated books, and I have to say this is one of the best book designs I¿ve ever encountered...
This review is not of Hamlet itself, but rather on this edition of Hamlet 'ISBN: 9781411400344', which was edited by Jeff Dolven and David Scott Kastan. I read a lot of heavily annotated books, and I have to say this is one of the best book designs I¿ve ever encountered. The various reference materials (footnotes and definitions for archaic words) appear in a manner that makes the text very easy to follow. The scholarship is also top-notch. The annotations give you enough information to make things clear, without insulting your intelligence, or without overburdening you with unnecessary detail. The essays are also interesting and informative. I¿ve been avoiding Shakespeare ever since high school, which was many years ago. Now that I¿m reading him again, I¿m glad I¿m in such good hands. It is making the experience a joy, rather than a chore. My compliments to the editors and the book designer. They have done a superior job of making this difficult text accessible to the modern reader. I wish my editions of Dante and Milton had similar layouts. Highly recommended.

posted by Anonymous on November 9, 2007

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Pageperfect font too small/Footnotes on separate page awkward on Nook Color

The font size is the equivalent of the smallest size possible on a regular Nook Book. Since one can't adjust the font size on a Pageperfect Nook Book, that makes it difficult to read.

Also, the 2-page format (footnotes on left page, text on right page) is very awkwar...
The font size is the equivalent of the smallest size possible on a regular Nook Book. Since one can't adjust the font size on a Pageperfect Nook Book, that makes it difficult to read.

Also, the 2-page format (footnotes on left page, text on right page) is very awkward. Footnotes should have been done with popups initiated by touching the subscript number of the footnote. Much more elegant, and might be programmatically similar to the "Article View" pop-up window function for magazines.

Difficult words are translated in the left-hand margin of the text page itself, and line numbers are provided in the right-hand margin. Margins are too wide, which helps explain why the font has to be so small to fit everything on the line.

posted by RobinBaker on December 21, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2005

    Unimaginable

    The tragedy of Hamlet was a very disturbing play. Just imagine you have just received the news of your fathers death.Then when you arrive home, you find you Mother married to your dead father's brother!That is just part of the trials Hamlet must endure. He is also haunted by his dead father's ghost and his girlfriend Ophelia has stopped all contact with him out of the blue. That's just the beginning of the action packed play. Read it and see how Hamlet deals with his problems.

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