Works of William Shakespeare

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- 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

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eBook library including Works of William Shakespeare

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016140209
Publisher:
Packard Technologies
Publication date:
01/02/2013
Series:
Librainia Classics , #16
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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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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Jaime_Neiman More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
wroberthelms More than 1 year ago
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.
SoDak_Girl More than 1 year ago
This is a great alternative to the one Shakespeare Nookbook that doesn't load! I really recommend it!
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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!
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Where else can you get an entire collection of shakespeare for 99¿? It was easy to navigate and perfectly formatted.
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