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  • An Introduction to Shakespeare's Poemsby Peter Hyland

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 125.00

    This title provides a lively and informed examination of Shakespeare's non-dramatic poetry: the narrative poems ''Venus and Adonis'' and ''The Rape of Lucrece''; the ''Sonnets''; and various minor poems, including some only recently attributed to Shakespeare. more...

  • Works of William Shakespeareby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 5.99

    Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Troilus and Cressida, The Winter''s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing & more. Table of Contents. Comedies:. All''s Well That Ends Well. As You Like It. The Comedy of Errors. Love''s Labour''s... more...

  • Tradition and Beliefby Clare A. Lees

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 72.00

    In this major study of Anglo-Saxon religious texts?sermons, homilies, and saints? lives written in Old English?Clare A. Lees reveals how the invention of preaching transformed the early medieval church, and thus the culture of medieval England. By placing Anglo-Saxon prose within a social matrix, her work offers a new way of seeing medieval literature... more...

  • King Richard IIIby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Richard III belongs to Shakespeare's folio of King Richard plays, and is the longest of his plays after Hamlet. It is classified variously as a tragedy and a history, showing the reign of Richard III in an unflattering light. The play's length springs in part from its reference to the other Richard plays, with which Shakespeare assumed his... more...

  • Macbethby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays. Often referred to as an archetypal tale, it warns against lust for power and the betrayal of friends. Shakespeare based the play loosely on a King Macbeth of Scotland. The play is traditionally considered "cursed", and thus many actors refer to it as "The... more...

  • Othelloby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Othello, The Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, his wife Desdemona, his lieutenant Cassio, and his trusted advisor Iago. Attesting to its enduring popularity, the play appeared in 7 editions between 1622 and 1705. Because... more...

  • Hamletby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every act and scene. *****************. Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius,... more...

  • Hamletby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned... more...

  • The Merchant of Veniceby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Merchant of Venice is classed as one of Shakespeare's comedies, but is more often remembered for its dramatic characters and situations. Though the villain of the piece, the Jewish moneylender Shylock is often the most prominent and well-remembered character of the play. As he can be played and directed either sympathetically or wholly villainous,... more...

  • King Learby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    King Lear is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. King Lear decides to step down and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. When his youngest and favorite daughter refuses to compete and perform her love for him, he is enraged and disowns her. She remains loyal to him, however, though he slides into madness and his other children... more...