The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (1623)
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William Shakespeare's date of birth is not precisely known, but it probably preceded his baptism on April 26, 1564, in Stratfordon-Avon, by only a few days.
There is no proof that Shakespeare personally superintended the printing of any of his plays.
Publisher's Preface: In the words of the First Folio of 1623, "The Riverside Shakespeare" is addressed 'To the great Variety of Readers. From the most able, to him that can but spell.'" - Harold T. Miller, President Houghton Mifflin Company
Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.
- (The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2, Line 213)
This work contains all WORKS written by Shakespeare - this is not the Complete Plays only. Shakespeare wrote sonnets and poems in addition to the plays.
Please do not combine both.
Questionable as to whether single volume "complete works" omnibus editions should be combined with multi-volume editions and whether multi-volume editions containing different numbers of volumes should be combined with each other.
Addendum by 1Dragones: The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare is not included in all "Complete" editions of Shakespeare's work... That long poem is included in my single volume omnibus editon but not in my 38 volume set. There are the sonnets but none of the other poetry in the single volume dedicated to shakespeare's poetry in the 38 volume set.
IMO Single volume omnibus editions should not be combined with multi-volume sets and sets containing different numbers of volumes should not be combined with each other. (End of addendum by 1dragones).
To 1dragones - your 38 vol set appears to be quite an anomaly -- I wonder if it's incomplete. As a general rule though, of course multi-volume Complete Works should be combined with single volume Complete Works. They are the same "work" -- the only difference is in the binding. A disambiguatin notice is not really the best place to debate this. (Crypto-Willobie)
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This book's contents include a 90 page, illustrated introduction, 37 Plays, 154 Sonnets and 5 other Poems; Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and The Turtle, and A Lover's Complaint and 30 Appendices. Other material such as may aid the college student in his or her study of Shakespearian literature are also included but not itemized here. This book was written for the beginning to intermediate student of Shakespearian literature.
Note: The above description applies only to the single volume omnibus edited by G.B. Harrison, not the 38 volume set published by Penguin, nor, likely, any other set or omnibus of William Shakespeare's work.
Ebook comes with main table of contents and interlinked sub table of contents.
• Each play Illustrated with Illustrations unique to this release, over 350 Illustrations in total.
• Biography and literary critique includes annotated inline footnotes.
The Comedies of William Shakespeare.
• All's Well That Ends Well. (Illustrated)
• As You Like It. (Illustrated)
• Comedy of Errors. (Illustrated)
• Cymbeline. (Illustrated)
• Love's Labour's Lost. (Illustrated)
• Measure for Measure. (Illustrated)
• Merchant of Venice. (Illustrated)
• Merry Wives of Windsor. (Illustrated)
• Midsummer Night's Dream. (Illustrated)
• Much Ado about Nothing. (Illustrated)
• Taming of the Shrew. (Illustrated)
• Tempest. (Illustrated)
• Troilus and Cressida. (Illustrated)
• Twelfth Night. (Illustrated)
• Two Gentlemen of Verona. (Illustrated)
• Winter's Tale. (Illustrated)
The Histories of William Shakespeare.
• Henry IV, Part 1. (Illustrated)
• Henry IV, Part 2. (Illustrated)
• Henry V. (Illustrated)
• Henry VI, Part 1. (Illustrated)
• Henry VI, Part 2. (Illustrated)
• Henry VI, Part 3. (Illustrated)
• Henry VIII. (Illustrated)
• King John. (Illustrated)
• Pericles. (Illustrated)
• Richard II. (Illustrated)
• Richard III. (Illustrated)
The Tragedies of William Shakespeare.
• Antony and Cleopatra. (Illustrated)
• Coriolanus. (Illustrated)
• Hamlet. (Illustrated)
• Julius Caesar. (Illustrated)
• King Lear. (Illustrated)
• Macbeth. (Illustrated)
• Othello. (Illustrated)
• Romeo and Juliet. (Illustrated)
• Timon of Athens. (Illustrated)
• Titus Andronicus. (Illustrated)
The Sonnets of William Shakespeare.
The Poems of William Shakespeare.
The Biographies of William Shakespeare.
• Some Account Of The Life Of Mr. William Shakespeare By Nicholas Rowe.
• Shakespeare His Life, Art, And Characters By Henry Norman Hudson.
• The People For Whom Shakespeare Wrote By Charles Dudley Warner.
• Life Of William Shakespeare By Sir Sidney Lee.
• Shakespeare's Family By Mrs. C. C. Stopes. (Inline Footnotes)
• The Man Shakespeare and His Tragic Life Story by Frank Harris.
• Shakespearean Playhouses: A History Of English Theatres Joseph Quincy Adams, Jr. (Illustrated / Inline Footnotes)
The Critical Works of William Shakespeare.
• Notes To Comedies By Samuel Johnson.
• Notes To Tragedies By Samuel Johnson.
• A Study Of Shakespeare By Algernon Charles Swinburne.
• Preface To Shakespeare And Notes On Plays By Samuel Johnson.
• Eighteenth Century Essays On Shakespeare By D. Nichol.
• Shakespeare's Attitude Toward The Working Classes By Ernest Crosby.
• Shakespearean Tragedy by A. C. Bradley. (Inline Footnotes)
• Leo Tolstoy on Shakespeare - A Critical Essay. (Inline Footnotes)
• Shakespeare By Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
• Characters of Shakespeare's Plays by William Hazlitt.
Includes all the plays and peoms, followed by an index of characters, index of first lines of songs, etc.; glossary; list of plays in historical order; note on the sequence.
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0517053616, Leather Bound)
This complete and unabridged edition contains every word that Shakespeare wrote — all 37 tragedies, comedies, and histories, plus the sonnets. You’ll find such classics as The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing
and The Taming of the Shrew
. This Library of Literary Classics edition is bound in padded leather with luxurious gold-stamping on the front and spine, satin ribbon marker and gilded edges. Other titles in this series include: Charlotte & Emily Bronte: The Complete Novels; Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Works; Mark Twain: Selected Works; Charles Dickens: Four Complete Novels; Lewis Carroll: The Complete, Fully Illustrated Works; and Jane Austen: The Complete Novels.
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Gathers all of Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, and poems.
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