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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (1623)

by William Shakespeare

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    Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare by Isaac Asimov (shurikt)
    shurikt: What would a SF writer know about Shakespeare? A lot, apparently. This is a great book to refresh your memory before the occasional Shakespeare in the Park -- if you don't want to read the play again.
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    The Oxford Anthology of English Literature: The Literature of Renaissance England by John Hollander (MissBrangwen)
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    Shakespeare and Co. by Stanley Wells (akfarrar)
    akfarrar: Editor and Shakespeare Scholar - Wells
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    Haunt Me Still by Jennifer Lee Carrell (kraaivrouw)
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    Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Pattty)
    Pattty: Si te gustó Hamlet seguro te gustará Macbeth, que es una historia buena y mucho más "macabra"
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    A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology (Penguin Classics) by Samuel Johnson (Voracious_Reader)
    Voracious_Reader: He refers to all sorts of authors, but most frequently Shakespeare.
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I've read all but some of the histories and two of the tragedies. Imma just gonna say all of them because, yeah, Billy is my boy. ( )
  authenticjoy | Mar 29, 2019 |
not my all-time favourite complete works, but only because the whole point of the Arden individual series is their copious scholarly notes; with those largely removed, the complete works seems redundant when you can revel in the more condensed RSC or Riverside editions. ( )
  therebelprince | Oct 30, 2018 |
Heresy, I know, but I'm just not crazy about the Bard. ( )
  Lndlindsey | Mar 9, 2018 |
A beautiful luxury volume I mainly acquired to show off because it looks so amazing in my bookshelf (and because I really wanted a Shakespeare omnibus). Far too precious to actually read it, though ^^ ( )
  DeusXMachina | Feb 28, 2018 |
The New Pelican Text
  Buttercup25 | Feb 11, 2018 |
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There are moments when one asks despairingly why our stage should ever have been cursed with this "immortal" pilferer of other men's stories and ideas, with his monstrous rhetorical fustian, his unbearable platitudes, his pretentious reduction of the subtlest problems of life to commonplaces against which a Polytechnic debating club would revolt, his incredible unsuggestiveness, his sententious combination of ready reflection with complete intellectual sterility, and his consequent incapacity for getting out of the depth of even the most ignorant audience, except when he solemnly says something so transcendently platitudinous that his more humble-minded hearers cannot bring themselves to believe that so great a man really meant to talk like their grandmothers.

With the single exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespear when I measure my mind against his. The intensity of my impatience with him occasionally reaches such a pitch, that it would positively be a relief to me to dig him up and throw stones at him, knowing as I do how incapable he and his worshippers are of understanding any less obvious form of indignity. To read Cymbeline and to think of Goethe, of Wagner, of Ibsen, is, for me, to imperil the habit of studied moderation of statement which years of public responsibility as a journalist have made almost second nature in me.
added by SnootyBaronet | editThe Saturday Review, George Bernard Shaw (Sep 26, 1896)
 

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Abel, RayIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ackroyd, PeterIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Alexander, PeterEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Bell, Henry GlassfordIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Bevington, DavidEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Black, Walter J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Brangwyn, FrankIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Braunmuller, A. R.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Halliwell-Phillips, J. O.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Othello by William Shakespeare

King Lear by William Shakespeare

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Sonetti d'amore by William Shakespeare (indirect)

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Henry V by William Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part I by William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part II by William Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare

All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare

Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

The Two Gentlemen Of Verona by William Shakespeare

Henry VIII by William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 1 by William Shakespeare

Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare

The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 3 by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Richard the Third by William Shakespeare

Richard II by William Shakespeare

The Life and Death of King John

Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare

Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare

Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

The Passionate Pilgrim by William Shakespeare

A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare

Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music by William Shakespeare

The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare

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Has as a reference guide/companion

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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
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Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.
- (The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2, Line 213)
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(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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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.
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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 Plays.
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.
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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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