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King Lear

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 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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