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King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

An excellent edition of Lear!

This review is not of King Lear itself (one of my two favorite Shakespeare plays, with the other being Othello), but rather on this edition of Lear (ISBN: 9781411400795), which was edited by Andrew Hadfield and David Scott Kastan.

I read a lot of heavily annotated b...
This review is not of King Lear itself (one of my two favorite Shakespeare plays, with the other being Othello), but rather on this edition of Lear (ISBN: 9781411400795), which was edited by Andrew Hadfield and David Scott Kastan.

I read a lot of heavily annotated books, and I have to say that the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare editions have one of the best book designs I've ever encountered. The various references 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 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. Highly recommended.

posted by JohnLemon on November 28, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Useless on Nook

I'm not referring to the content but the Nook version is unusable. It has many footnotes; they are labeled by line number but the Nook version has no line numbers! Footnotes appear randomly bunched at the top, middle, or bottom of the page. Looks like they just scanned ...
I'm not referring to the content but the Nook version is unusable. It has many footnotes; they are labeled by line number but the Nook version has no line numbers! Footnotes appear randomly bunched at the top, middle, or bottom of the page. Looks like they just scanned the text and called it a Nook Book. I'll buy a paper copy and be very careful about purchasing items for the Nook in the future.

posted by 8813794 on June 26, 2011

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    Posted April 7, 2014

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    Bbt maybe

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    Posted March 14, 2014

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    Posted March 14, 2014

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    Posted February 11, 2014

    War

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    Posted February 11, 2014

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    Posted February 11, 2014

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    Posted February 12, 2014

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    Ginny

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    Posted January 15, 2014

    Skylar

    She hugs her knees, the book propped up upon her thighs as she scans the pages, words from both the lyrics in her earbuds and from the page filtering through her brain.

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    Posted January 15, 2014

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    Posted February 14, 2014

    Arceus

    "This RP died."

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    Posted November 25, 2013

    Jordan

    I did nothing to help, yay. *Puts his headphones on and listens to Motorhead.*

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    Posted November 24, 2013

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    She crawled in.

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    Posted November 23, 2013

    Jordan

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    Posted November 23, 2013

    Jordan

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    Posted November 23, 2013

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    Age: 13/ height: 5'3"/ weight: 90 pounds/ clothes: wears her school uniform but outside of it, wears white sweatpants, a green tunic, a belt and boots and a green pointed cap. Her clothes are patched and not in the best condition. On principle she keeps her hood up./ appearance: shoulder length blond hair, sea blue eyes and a short slim build./ house: gryffindor/ anything else, ask.

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