Works of William Shakespeare [NOOK Book]

Works of William Shakespeare

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Includes easy-to-use search and navigation. Includes tap-and-go Table of Contents.

Includes:

- Biography of William Shakespeare
- A LOVER'S COMPLAINT
- A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
- ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
- ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
- AS YOU LIKE IT
- COMEDY OF ERRORS
- CYMBELINE
- HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK
- HISTORY OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH, SECOND PART
- HISTORY OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH, THIRD PART
- HISTORY OF TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
- JULIUS CAESAR
- KING HENRY IV, SECOND PART
- KING HENRY IV, THE FIRST PART
- KING HENRY VI, FIRST PART
- KING JOHN
- LIFE AND DEATH OF KING RICHARD III
- LIFE OF HENRY THE EIGHTH
- LIFE OF KING HENRY V
- LIFE OF TIMON OF ATHENS
- LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
- MACBETH
- MEASURE FOR MEASURE
- MERCHANT OF VENICE
- MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
- MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
- OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE
- PASSIONATE PILGRIME, THE
- PERICLES PRINCE OF TYRE
- PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE
- RAPE OF LUCRECE
- ROMEO AND JULIET
- SONNETS, THE
- TAMING OF THE SHREW
- TEMPEST, THE
- TRAGEDY OF CORIOLANUS
- TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR
- TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND
- TRAGEDY OF TITUS ANDRONICUS
- TWELFTH NIGHT; OR, WHAT YOU WILL
- TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
- VENUS AND ADONIS
- WINTER'S TALE
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016140209
  • Publisher: Packard Technologies
  • Publication date: 1/2/2013
  • Series: Librainia Classics , #16
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,312,602
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, two epitaphs on a man named John Combe, one epitaph on Elias James, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, John Heminges and Henry Condell, two friends and fellow actors of Shakespeare, published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare's. It was prefaced with a poem by Ben Jonson, in which Shakespeare is hailed, presciently, as "not of an age, but for all time."
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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    William Shakespeare

    This ebook has really revived my enthusiasm for Shakespeare. Having all of Shakespeare's texts in one ebook allows me to go quickly to another play to look something up or spot cross-connections. That can be very exciting. The tales of Shakespeare still speak today. We just need to open our ears and our hearts so we can listen. In short, this comprehensive edition has truly enriched my reading of Shakespeare.

    24 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    Table of Contents is Fun and interesting to navigate.

    The plays display well. The plays are formated well. I like the layout.

    The Table of Contents is the BEST available for such an extensive collection. Its outright fun to navigate.

    Buy this one.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Terrible...

    I own a simple touch and this e-book takes anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes to load if it does at all - then to boot none of the links in the contents work. It also freezes and shuts down my nook. if your looking for the complete works go to "The Complete Works: William Shakespeare - optimized for nook by lotus." So much better!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    Extremely+useful

    Was+everything+I+needed.+So+great+to+have+it+all+in+one+book.+

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    Be Careful

    These are not the "Works of William Shakespeare" as the title claims but the preface only on how choices were made for the text to include, which is not included in this e-book.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Awrsdome

    Romro and Juriet dies in the beginning.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    OK, but no fooetnotes

    It is very frustrating that there is not a copy of a good Shakespeare collection--one that separates out the two different versions of King Lear, for example, or one that actually contains footnotes/additional information as you read. Make an electronic version of the Riverside Shakespeare collection--something, in other words for Shakespeare lovers!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    This guy is a genius

    I am 11 and i no 30sec scenes from EACH one of shakespears plays.

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Wondering if I chose the right edition to put on NOOK

    I went directly to Sonnet 27 and saw a punctuation mistake (only half a parenthesis). I hope this isn't indicative of the quality of this edition.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    This one WORKS!!!

    This is a great alternative to the one Shakespeare Nookbook that doesn't load! I really recommend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    will not open

    waste of $$

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    I was just learning Shakespeare wrong!

    I finally know the reason I didn't like Shakespeare. My awful fifth grade teacher and my super cool eighth grade English teacher who just didn't understand the meaning of foolish ruined this great playwright for me. I dread doing Shakespeare this year--I hate ny teacher.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    A wonder he was never convicted for stealing the story of Romeo and Juliet

    Still, Sir Shakespere has a brilliant mind.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    AMAZING

    I think that they are the best plays ever and poems and sonnets and the other things. I am a cleopatra lover and i thought that antony and cleopatra was a great play and i would totally recemend the shakesphere book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Worked great!

    Where else can you get an entire collection of shakespeare for 99¿? It was easy to navigate and perfectly formatted.

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