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Delphi Complete Works of William Shakespeare
     

Delphi Complete Works of William Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare
 
Finally, the world's greatest writer receives the scholarly Delphi treatment. Of course, there are many Shakespeare collections available for eReaders, which is why we have made this edition, like all our other titles, the most comprehensive and scholarly works available. This incredible eBook offers every Shakespearean play, poem, apocryphal work and much, much more!

Overview

Finally, the world's greatest writer receives the scholarly Delphi treatment. Of course, there are many Shakespeare collections available for eReaders, which is why we have made this edition, like all our other titles, the most comprehensive and scholarly works available. This incredible eBook offers every Shakespearean play, poem, apocryphal work and much, much more! Now you can truly own all of Shakespeare's works and a wealth of BONUS material on your eReader, and all in ONE well-organised file. (Current version: 5)

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Features:
* concise introductions to the plays and other works
* images of how the plays first appeared in print, giving your eReader a taste of the Elizabethan texts
* ALL 38 plays and each with their own contents table - navigate easily between acts and scenes - find that special quotation quickly!
* even includes 17 apocryphal plays, with mysterious works such as THE BIRTH OF MERLIN and VORTIGERN AND ROWENA, available nowhere else
* contains a special LOST PLAYS section, with concise information on Shakespeare's lost works
* includes the special bonus play of DOUBLE FALSEHOOD, which the critic Lewis Theobald claimed was Shakespeare's lost play in 1727. Decide for yourself - could this really be the long lost CARDENIO?
* ALL the sonnets and other poetry, with excellent formatting, in their own special contents table - find that special sonnet quickly and easily!
* even includes apocryphal poems available nowhere else, presented with brief introductions explaining their history
* packed full of hundreds of beautiful images relating to Shakespeare's life, locations and works
* special BONUS text of Charles and Mary Lamb's adaptations for children, with their original Victorian artwork
* EVEN includes a special SOURCES section - spend hours discovering rare medieval texts that shaped Shakespeare's greatest works. E.g. Thomas Kyd's play that influenced HAMLET, Holinshed's Chronicles that inspired history plays and the great MACBETH and many more!
* ENJOY Geoffrey Chaucer's classic works that inspired plays such as TROILUS AND CRESSIDA and TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
* INCLUDES no less than 5 biographies - explore the bard's mysterious life from multiple sources across history
* the SPECIAL literary criticism section boasts 11 works by writers as varied as Samuel Johnson, Coleridge, Pope, Bernard Shaw and Tolstoy
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* includes a front MASTER table of contents, allowing easy navigation around Shakespeare's immense oeuvre
* includes a special 'Glossary of Elizabethan Language', which will aid your comprehension of difficult words and phrases
* UPDATED with a complete re-editing of the plays' formatting.

This eBook is quite simply stunning and deserves a place in the digital library of all lovers of literature.

CONTENTS
ALL the Plays

The Lost Plays
LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON
CARDENIO
DOUBLE FALSEHOOD

The Sources
LIST OF THE PLAYS' SOURCES

The Apocryphal Plays
ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM
THE BIRTH OF MERLIN
KING EDWARD III
LOCRINE
THE LONDON PRODIGAL
THE PURITAN
THE SECOND MAIDEN'S TRAGEDY
SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE
THOMAS LORD CROMWELL
A YORKSHIRE TRAGEDY
SIR THOMAS MORE
FAIR EM
MUCEDORUS
THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON
EDMUND IRONSIDE
THOMAS OF WOODSTOCK
VORTIGERN AND ROWENA

The Adaptations
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE BY CHARLES AND MARY LAMB

The Poetry
THE SONNETS
VENUS AND ADONIS
THE RAPE OF LUCRECE
THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM
THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE
A LOVER'S COMPLAINT

The Apocryphal Poetry
TO THE QUEEN
A FUNERAL ELEGY FOR MASTER WILLIAM PETER
SONNETS TO SUNDRY NOTES OF MUSIC

The Criticism
PREFACE TO SHAKESPEARE AND NOTES ON PLAY BY SAMUEL JOHNSON
NOTES TO COMEDIES BY SAMUEL JOHNSON
NOTES TO TRAGEDIES BY SAMUEL JOHNSON
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ESSAYS ON SHAKESPEARE EDITED BY D. NICHOL SMITH
A STUDY OF SHAKESPEARE BY ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
SHAKESPEARE BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
CHARACTERS OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS BY WILLIAM HAZLITT
TESTIMONY OF THE SONNETS AS TO THE AUTHORSHIP OF THE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS AND POEMS BY JESSE JOHNSON
ON SHAKESPEARE - BY LEO TOLSTOY
EXTRACTS FROM WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE BY VICTOR HUGO
SHAKESPEARE'S ATTITUDE TOWARD THE WORKING CLASSES BY ERNEST CROSBY
A LETTER BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

The Biographies
SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR BY NICHOLAS ROWE
SHAKESPEARE: HIS LIFE, ART, AND CHARACTERS BY HENRY NORMAN HUDSON
LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE BY SIR SIDNEY LEE
SHAKESPEARE'S LOST YEARS IN LONDON BY ARTHUR ACHESON
THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM SHAKESPEARE WROTE BY CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER

Shakespeare's Last Will and Testament

Glossary of Elizabethan Language

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908909404
Publisher:
Delphi Classics
Publication date:
08/11/2015
Series:
Series Two
Sold by:
Content 2 Connect
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
179,155
File size:
30 MB
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Meet the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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