The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

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"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed." —William Shakespeare

Arm yourself with this volume from the Knickerbocker Classics series, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, including 16 comedies, 10 histories, 12 tragedies, and all the poems and sonnets of the world's most influential writer. This collection includes poems and plays that were not included in Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 to make one complete, authentic collection. For Shakespeare and poetry fans worldwide, this stunning hardcover edition with its elegant cover is perfect for gift giving.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare contains essential reading like Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Henry V alongside many lesser-known gems for a complete Shakespearean education.

The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the works of classic authors from around the world. Complete and unabridged, these elegantly designed, hardcover editions feature a comprehensive introduction providing the reader with enlightening information on the author's life and works.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517453735
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/1986
Pages: 1227
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

William Shakespeare 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 extant works include some collaboration, consisting of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

John Lotherington has written widely on Renaissance literature and history, including co-authored surveys of sixteenth-century Europe, Years of Renewal, and sixteenth-century England, The Tudor Years.  He is at present a Program Director at the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

The Contributors vii(2)
Biography of Shakespeare by Germaine Greer ix(6)
Shakespeare's Theatre by Anthony Burgess xv(7)
Introduction to the Alexander text by Alec Yearling xxii(4)
Introduction to the 1951 edition by Peter Alexander xxvi(15)
Preliminary Matter to the First Folio (1623) xli
THE PLAYS 1(1328)
THE TEMPEST
1(28)
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
29(28)
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
57(33)
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
90(34)
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
124(25)
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
149(32)
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
181(35)
A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM
216(27)
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
243(32)
AS YOU LIKE IT
275(33)
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
308(33)
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
341(35)
TWELFTH NIGHT; OR, WHAT YOU WILL
376(31)
THE WINTER'S TALE
407(38)
KING JOHN
445(33)
KING RICHARD THE SECOND
478(35)
THE FIRST PART OF KING HENRY THE FOURTH
513(36)
THE SECOND PART OF KING HENRY THE FOURTH
549(39)
KING HENRY THE FIFTH
588(39)
THE FIRST PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH
627(36)
THE SECOND PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH
663(40)
THE THIRD PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH
703(40)
KING RICHARD THE THIRD
743(48)
KING HENRY THE EIGHTH
791(39)
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
830(42)
CORIOLANUS
872(44)
TITUS ANDRONICUS
916(32)
ROMEO AND JULIET
948(38)
TIMON OF ATHENS
986(31)
JULIUS CAESAR
1017(32)
MACBETH
1049(30)
HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK
1079(47)
KING LEAR
1126(42)
OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE
1168(42)
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
1210(43)
CYMBELINE
1253(43)
PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE
1296(33)
SONNETS AND POEMS 1329(68)
VENUS AND ADONIS
1329(13)
THE RAPE OF LUCRECE
1342(19)
SONNETS
1361(26)
A LOVER'S COMPLAINT
1387(4)
THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM
1391(5)
THE PHOENIX AND TURTLE
1396(1)
Appendix: Special transcript by Sir Walter Greg of Shakespeare's contribution to Sir Thomas More 1397(7)
Glossary 1404(25)
Bibliography 1429

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The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Volume 16); Antony And Cleopatra. Troilus And Cressida 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Caution, if you own a nook or are thinking of downloading this "file" of Shakespeare's complete works, you're ultimately going to be so disappointed. I am a proud nook owner, I purchased my treasured e-reader early in February and one of the first e-books I wanted to download was The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Oddly this particular copy and another wouldn't download (it would go from 56% downloaded then drop to 16% in seconds), then when I did finally download them, they were incomplete, and to add insult to injury the copies "froze" my nook when opening or trying to view them. This was the one and only time my nook froze when opening any e-book. Anyway, when I did actually get to review my download, only half of one play "Richard III" was available, and in both copies the contents were in very grainy detail. So I tried to download again-same outcome. I understand that downloading a free book comes with some disappointment and, the old saying applies here "you get what you pay for" but the contents clearly state every one of Shakespeare wonderful plays and poems but that's not what you are getting when you view it on your nook. I apologize for giving anything involved with the bard anything lower in rating, then what the brilliant works deserves, but this format and this copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare needs to be addressed. Please Barnes & Noble convert and have available a "complete" comprehensive e-book worthy of Shakespeare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed after downloading this to discover that in spite of the fact that the title very clearly states "Shakespeare's Complete Works," the only plays the document contained for me were Richard the III and Henry the IV. Don't get taken in by this deliberately misleading title.
Pookmeister More than 1 year ago
Had to delete it. Simply will not open on nook device.
Squinty More than 1 year ago
This edition of Shakespeare is titled "The Complete Works", including 37 plays , Tradgedies, Sonnets, etc. It is nothing of the sort. The actual download is one play, King Richard III, and that's it. This happened to me also when I downloaded the "complete works" of William Wordsworth. Again...NOT! Can you say... bogus? Either Google Books, or else Barnes and Noble has got to clean up their act by either delivering what they advertise,or else revise their product statement.
cr1 More than 1 year ago
Learned to love Shakespeare as a child, this makes it easier to access
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had no problem opening on my nook simple touch. Worked fine.
Phasymonde More than 1 year ago
I+guess+I+don%27t+have+anything+to+add+to+what%27s+already+been+said...+All+in+all+there+is+not+one+readable+part+of+this+book.+In+fact%2C+I+can%27t+even+rate+this+book.+If+it+weren%27t+free%2C+I%27d+say+I+was+ripped+off.
JBD1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's Shakespeare, of course it's good!
kaelirenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All the Bard's works together; a must-have in any library.
Arctic-Stranger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The only reason I dare write anything that even pretends to be a review is that IF I rank something four or higher, I feel it deserves an explanation on my part. All I can say is, This is Shakespeare. Ignore it at your own risk.
Elizabeth.Michele on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Shakespeare was one of my main subjects of study in college. Most of his works are beautifully written and when preformed well show the passion that is inherent in his writings.
Abi78 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Whether for reference or reading (or in my case, both) no bookshelf is complete without it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite is hamlet but the language is confusing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a Project Gutenburg book. Just look it up and you will have it free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The are not hyperlinks that would allow me to skip to a certain chapter. However,the content is great :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Works fine with my nook! All the plays are there and ready to be read. The only thing wrong is the table of contents links dont work. But thats ok because you can just search the the name of the play you want and BAM you're there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how it has everything Shakespear wrote. I like shakespear so this is great. I have all books for school and fun.
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I am homeschooled and was soooo excited that I could buy Shakespeare's entire works for 99¿. All I really needed was Antony and Cleopatra. I should have spent the $2.99 on that instead of paying 99¿ for this junk. I am sorry. I love Shakespeare and all but do NOT buy this. You should just buy the individual plays. The table of contents does not work and this sometimes freezes my Nook up. This was the worst waste of money ever!!!
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