William Shakespeare: The Complete Works [NOOK Book]

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A compact edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare. It combines impeccable scholarship with beautifully written editorial material and a user-friendly layout of the text. Also included is a foreword, list of contents, general introduction, essay on language, contemporary allusions to Shakespeare, glossary, consolidated bibliography and index of first lines of Sonnets.

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Overview

A compact edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare. It combines impeccable scholarship with beautifully written editorial material and a user-friendly layout of the text. Also included is a foreword, list of contents, general introduction, essay on language, contemporary allusions to Shakespeare, glossary, consolidated bibliography and index of first lines of Sonnets.

Complete and unabridged edition containing all 37 tragedies, comedies, and histories, plus the sonnets.

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A compact edition some 200 pages less of the 1986 collection for which the original documents were re-examined and edited according to up-to-date research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Here is every word ever written by the immortal Bard—the histories, tragedies, comedies, and sonnets—in a facsimile of the definitive Shakespeare Head edition published originally in Oxford, England. Enjoy the playwright's great comedies, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, and As You Like It; his classic tragedies Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth; and dozens of other works that define Shakespeare as the supreme interpreter of both the frailties and potentialities of the human condition. The plays are arranged in chronological order of their completion, revealing the evolution of Shakespeare's genius, with an accompanying glossary. (Barnes & Noble) 1,263pp.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191608391
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 4/21/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 309,523
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

About the Editors:

Stanley Wells is Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham. Gary Taylor is Professor of English Literature at Brandeis University. John Jowett is Lecturer in English at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Bill Montgomery is a Shakespeare scholar.

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Table of Contents

The Contributors
Biography of Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Theatre
Introduction to the Alexander text
Introduction to the 1951 edition
Preliminary Matter to the First Folio (1623)
The Tempest 1
The Two Gentlemen of Verona 29
The Merry Wives of Windsor 57
Measure for Measure 90
The Comedy of Errors 124
Much Ado About Nothing 149
Love's Labour's Lost 181
A Midsummer-night's Dream 216
The Merchant of Venice 243
As You Like It 275
The Taming of the Shrew 308
All's Well that Ends Well 341
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will 376
The Winter's Tale 407
King John 445
King Richard the Second 478
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth 513
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth 549
King Henry the Fifth 588
The First Part of King Henry the Sixth 627
The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth 663
The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth 703
King Richard the Third 743
King Henry the Eighth 791
Troilus and Cressida 830
Coriolanus 872
Titus Andronicus 916
Romeo and Juliet 948
Timon of Athens 986
Julius Caesar 1017
Macbeth 1049
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 1079
King Lear 1126
Othello, The Moor of Venice 1168
Antony and Cleopatra 1210
Cymbeline 1253
Pericles, Prince of Tyre 1296
Venus and Adonis 1329
The Rape of Lucrece 1342
Sonnets 1361
A Lover's Complaint 1387
The Passionate Pilgrim 1391
The Phoenix and Turtle 1396
App Special transcript by Sir Walter Greg of Shakespeare's contribution to Sir Thomas More 1397
Glossary 1404
Bibliography 1429
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    Does Not Work on Nook Simple Touch

    This would be a great edition if it worked. The file is incompatible with my Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight. I'm very disappointed as this seems to be the only annotated edition in an eBook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    I purchased this book for use with the Nook iPad app. The app sa

    I purchased this book for use with the Nook iPad app. The app says this title cannot be viewed on this device. What a disappointment. I am working with BN customer service to get a refund, which the website says they do not do. Caveat emptor ... run for the door ... do NOT buy this title.

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

    Great edition

    This is a great collection for those interested in the complete works of William Shakespeare. It has everything and instead of grouping the plays and poems or sonnets differently, it puts them all together in the order they were most likely written. Of course some of the dating can be tricky to confirm but it is a fantastic resource. The only thing that bothered me about it was that there aren't any annotations or foot notes. Usually they are included and can be extremely helpful, so I was surprised that this volume did not include any among the text or at the end. The hardback is also very sturdy for travel.

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