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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Vol 1
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Vol 1 Author:William Shakespeare Very old edition. — The richest heritage of all English literature- the plays and poetry of the immortal Shakespeare- is gathered 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- H... more »amlet, King Lear and Othello, illuminating man's life and destiny. Here is the tender romace- 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 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 Shakepearean 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.« less