"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed." —William Shakespeare
Arm yourself with this volume from the Charwell Classic series, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, including 17 comedies, 10 histories, 10 tragedies, 154 sonnets, and 4 narrative poems of the world's most influential writer. This collection includes poems and plays that were excluded in Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 to make one complete, authentic collection.
For Shakespeare and poetry fans worldwide, this stunning hardcover edition includes an introduction by the widely known Renaissance literature and history author John Lotherington, making this the perfect gift. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare contains essential reading like Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Henry V, alongside many lesser-known gems for a complete Shakespearean education.
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His extant works include some collaboration, consisting of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
John Lotherington has written widely on Renaissance literature and history, including co-authored surveys of sixteenth-century Europe, Years of Renewal, and sixteenth-century England, The Tudor Years. He is at present a Program Director at the Salzburg Global Seminar.