William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

by William Shakespeare

Hardcover(Edition of the Shakespeare Head Press)

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But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
-- from Sonnet 18

No home should be without this: every play, from the early histories to the sad, wise Winter's Tale and The Tempest; every exquisitely crafted sonnet; every long poem (such as Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece) written by the greatest writer in the English language. This edition of the Bard of Avon's complete works is a facsimile of the definitive Shakespeare Head edition published originally in Oxford, England. All the plays are arranged in chronological order of their composition, rather than by genre, so that the evolution of Shakespeare's monumental genius can be more easily followed and appreciated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780880292542
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 05/19/1989
Series: Dorset Press Reprints Series
Edition description: Edition of the Shakespeare Head Press
Pages: 1280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

About the Editors:

Stanley Wells is Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham. Gary Taylor is Professor of English Literature at Brandeis University. John Jowett is Lecturer in English at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Bill Montgomery is a Shakespeare scholar.

Date of Death:


Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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William Shakespeare 1.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was one of the first purchases I made for my new nook simple touch. the file is largely non-functional. it opens only 20% of the time or so, and when it does open, navigation is painful and usually crashes. the one time I could actually get to the table of contents, it showed only the comedies. I am terribly disappointed I ignored the other reviews that identified these problems. the only good thing is that I'm not out that much money. I'm actually removing it from my nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a graduate student in Shakespearean studies and I bought this edition to have easy access to the books. 90% of the time the only play the nook recconizes is the first one. I can tell it to go to page 2321 and its still finding pages from the first play. The other 10% of the time it only gives me access to the first 1/2 of the book, stopping in the middle of a page. The menu doesn't work. In theory you are supposed to be able to click on a play title and it takes you there, in 6 months it has never done it. I regret buying this. FIND A DIFFERENT EDITION. I requested help at the Nook counter at my local B&N and they informed me there was nothing they could do, it was a faulty program and since it wasn't one of their editions I was out of luck.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No text whatsoever. Dont buy this version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book simply wasn't there. A waste of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book didn't open at all for me. Wish I knew how to get a refund.
Desirae Bacolot More than 1 year ago
I tried opening it a few times and it would open at all.
BertRandall More than 1 year ago
Loaded fine on my Nook and it was all there. No problems whatsoever. This is a pretty exhaustive collection. We get all of the popular plays and sonnets and a few obscure ones besides. Very neatly formatted and, for the price, unbeatable! Kudos to this publisher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely worthless on a nook, or on a nook reader installed on a computer. The table of contents does not work. The sonnets would not load. I could read three sonnets from my hard copy before Henry V would open in the e-book. After two weeks, I deleted it!
Susan Abughazaleh More than 1 year ago
I tried using this, and it crashed my nook. I reccomend using the $4.79 one. It is organized by different genres.
RichWhitman More than 1 year ago
Wow! Where do I start. Took the chance on this since it was only $2.00 measly bucks and I thought it was too good to be true. Well, I can assure you, it is true. This collection is worth far more, given that you have all of the great plays of the legendary bard and a fully functional main table of contents that's linked. Sub contents appear in front of each play, so navigating this behemoth is a breeze. I LOVE it!!! Purchased the Sherlock Holmes collection as well, and that had a link for this title. Awesome collections, both!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Screw this book.i havent read it but allthese bad reviews say buying this book is bad.i saw like two good reviews.so im guessing buying this robs you four bucks.
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Would not load! Barnes and Noble shame on you!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It was an excellent book, for it had legible print, good connotations, and sturdy binding. I enjoied it very much, and I still read a scene or two each night. I'm a teen, so if I get interested in Shakespeare, in that case, the book must be pretty great. A great recomendation for every bookshelf.
HereBeDragons More than 1 year ago
Opened the first time after long boot up. Second time could not navigate the book. Could not return to Table of Contents or any page prior to page 196 even though page number showed page one. Found out there are no refunds of downloaded books so BE WARY of every purchase. READ the REVIEWS and RATINGS first.