Saturday, March 12, 2011

Recommended for Collectors and Shakespearians

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Yes. I'm one of those people who decided to buy the entire works of William Shakespeare, sonnets, plays, and all. But why not? I love some of his plays - Julius Caesar is a personal favorite. And there are several I never had the chance to read and some English classes I took buchered them (I'd looked forward to reading MacBeth for the longest time, only to have it ruined). So I wanted the chance to read them and enjoy them on my own. Barnes & Noble offers this sweet leatherbound version for only $20 that I snatched up during a shopping spree one year. It's not abridged or otherwise messed with, but if you want footnotes and translations, you'll have to turn elsewhere. After all, this is all of Shakespeare's work - there's no room for anything extra.

It's also a heck of a lot cheaper than buying a bunch of single books - especially if you're in college (the only snag is those professors with their "preferred" books).

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Tara Tyler said...

It's amazing that all his work fits into one (all-be-it HUGE) book. My parents have an antique two tomb set. And I still wonder, "That's it?" I guess the work seems much bigger than the printed words!

Nicole said...

I know. This book is actually the same size as my fancy Lord of the Rings hardcover. I think they were able to fit it all in because they did the pages in double columns.

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