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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Volume 1 Author:William Shakespeare The richest heritage of all English literature - the plays and poetry of the immortal Shakespeare - is gathered here in two special volumes. — Here are the great historical dramas - Richard II, King Henry VI, King John - pageants of English history which, even today, stir audiences the world over. Here are the incomparable tragedies - Hamlet, Mac... more »beth, King Lear and Othello, illuminating man's life and destiny. Here is the tender romance - Romeo and Juliet, the silvery fancy of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the humor of the boisterous comedies - the thirty-seven plays which have contributed so immeasurably to the culture of the world.
Included also are the hundred and fifty-four sonnets and the long poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece.
Each play has a special introduction adapted from the Shakespearean Primer of Professor Dowden. There are no footnotes to interfere with the reader's enjoyment of every page, but a glossary is provided at the end to clarify obsolete words and phrases.
These two handsome volumes are a superb addition to the library of every well-educated person.« less