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Hamlet [Kindle Edition]

William Shakespeare
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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"A pathbreaking edition, one that promises to change irrevocably our understanding of Shakespeare's greatest play."—Professor James Shapiro, author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
"Hamlet's latest editors have undertaken a heroic task with great skill and thoroughness."—Stanley Wells, The Observer (UK)
"Quite simply the most comprehensive edition of the play currently available, a status I suspect it will enjoy for many years to come."—The British Theatre Guide
"Stunning! There is absolutely no doubt about this being the text to buy . . . for those students who will be studying the play at university. This critical edition gives the reader the Second Quarto Text (1604-1605), annotated with intelligence and care, a wealth of historical and cultural references and a survey of different critical approaches to the play."—The Use of English

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The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, written circa 1600, contains the most famous of all Shakespeare's lines: "To be, or not to be: that is the question." It is a story about Hamlet's quest for revenge and includes themes on madness, rage, treachery, incest, and corruption.

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Jump quickly to the previous or next scene by pressing the left or right button on the 5-way controller.

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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 257 KB
  • Print Length: 106 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 142092253X
  • Publisher: Latus ePublishing (July 14 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CWJI4U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,794 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This edition of Hamlet will allow you to read the text more closely and with more understanding than any other I have seen. With all the added notes and helps you will not only understand the language of Shakespeare more clearly, you will also be able to come to your own informed opinions on this great work.
The richness of great works is their layering and their openness to multiple interpretations. And yet, misreading and misunderstanding the language is more often the source of missing the point of the passage rather than adding to a richer understanding. There are certainly creative misreadings, but those are made from deep understanding rather than superficial mistaken interpretation.
This edition has extensive notes with the text and when a topic requires longer treatment the notation LN is used for Longer Note. You turn to the back and find the Longer Note by Act - Scene - Line Number and get a great deal of useful discussion about that aspect of the play.
There is also a 159 page introduction with context setting essays on the issues around the date of the play, its publication, the various texts and the debates over the merits and deficiencies of the First and Second Quarto and the First Folio, plus editorial problems, and a critical introduction.
All in all, this great play deserves to be read closely and returns riches for all the effort you can afford to put into reading it. This edition is very fine and assists you in mining treasures from this magnificent work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars !!! AMAZING !!! June 2 2004
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I love William Shakespeare: he is my favorite writer. Hamlet was the first play that I read, and it instantly became my favorite. My grandmother is a retired English professor, and so she likes to keep a collection of all the famous works. Arden was the series of choice, and therefore 1/2 of a bookshelf is dedicated just to it. I thought that the footnotes were extremely helpful in the Arden Edition of Hamlet, and that the way the page was set up it was easy to read, and preferrable to other books' layout. There were no long paragraphs that told you basically what the whole play was about, and I found that helpful: it's more fun to try to understand it on your own. I have viewed about five other versions of "Hamlet", and I still have not seen one that compares to this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great companion to Hamlet June 30 2003
The notes in this version make Hamlet easy to understand. Good for students or lovers of Shakespeare. Good if you are having trouble understanding the fancy and difficult language.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best edition available. Aug. 22 2003
As one who collects editions of HAMLET, I can say without reservation that the Arden (2nd edition) is the hands-down best edition you can buy of the greatest work in our language. The notes are as complete as can possibly be expected, and offer the best insight I've yet to see concerning the various "problems" in HAMLET. Its comprehensive look may be too much for a person approaching the play for the first time, but for the serious student of HAMLET it's essential.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is Hamlet we're talking about June 18 2001
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I certainly do not rate this item five stars for its stunning value. I rate this five stars because I think that if I had to pay the amount listed for any complete edition of Hamlet, I would. It is simply that good. If you have not read it, do so.
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