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Hamlet (Paperback) (William Shakespeare)

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The Folger Library offers the definitive, updated edition of Hamlet, with newly edited text, explanatory notes, scene summaries, and more.Hamlet is Shakespeare's most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties.Among them: What is the Ghost—Hamlet's father demanding justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet go mad, or merely pretend to? Once he is sure that Claudius is a murderer, why does he not act? Was his mother, Gertrude, unfaithful to her husband or complicit in his murder?The authoritative edition of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include:· The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference· Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation· Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play· Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play· Scene-by-scene plot summaries· A key to famous lines and phrases· An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language· Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books· An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
Each edition includes:

• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

• Scene-by-scene plot summaries

• A key to famous lines and phrases

• An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language

• An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Michael Neill

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

Number of Pages: 342
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: The New Folger Library Shakespeare
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pocket Classics
Author: William Shakespeare
Language: English
Street Date: June 24, 2003
TCIN: 11601746
UPC: 9780743477123
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-2845
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