The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Paperback Book

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Paperback

Edited by Howard Staunton

Part of the Special Editions series

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time.

He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness. This volume is a reprint of the Shakespeare Head Press edition, and it presents all the plays in chronological order in which they were written.

It also includes Shakespeare's Sonnets, as well as his longer poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1280 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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  • Category: Shakespeare plays
  • ISBN: 9781853268953

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I don't think I've read <I>all</i> of these, but nonetheless, I'm going to mark it as read to help detract a little from my insanely long to-read list. That being said, Shakespeare is awesome. I don't like reading his plays all that much, because they don't appeal to me that much in some cases and because they were meant to be performed, not read, but on a linguistic level, man, I love them.