Nearly 400 years after his death, William Shakespeare is still widely regarded as the one of the greatest English writers. His 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and other poems are some of the most influential literary works. His works survive in every major living language, and his plays are performed and adapted more than any other playwright’s. He wrote comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances, many of which are represented here in Oxford’s The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Revealing the complexities of human life in story and in lyrical poems, Shakespeare’s writings offer a close study of the tragedy, comedy, and value of humankind.
This edition of Shakespeare’s works includes a preface by the editor, each play and poem in its entirety, and a glossary of terms and first lines. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is a must-have for any scholar, professor, or anyone interested in reading the most famous English writer of all time.
The 1914 Oxford edition of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare ranks among the most authoritative published this century. The 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse constitute the literary cornerstone of Western civilization.