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The Works of William Shakespeare [NOOK Book]

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future ...
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The Works of William Shakespeare

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Overview

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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This edition reproduces the six volumes of edited by Nicholas Rowe in 1709 and the volume of poems edited by Charles Gildon in 1710. The introduction by Peter Holland (the Shakespeare Institute, U. of Birmingham) discusses the influence of Rowe's work<-->until 1986, when the Wells-Taylor edition appeared, collected editions of the plays reflected Rowe's character names, definitions of where scenes took place, list of characters, act and scene divisions, emendations, and punctuation. The 1709 edition represented a number of firsts: the first octavo printing, first illustrated edition ("adorned with cuts"), first to introduce act and scene divisions which were lacking in the folios, and the first extensive biography of Shakespeare (following the introduction). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940026032457
  • Publisher: Bickers & son
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1881 volume

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 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.
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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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    Posted January 14, 2011

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