One of the two versions recommended by Harold Bloom, this door-stopper is made for seriously reading. The paper is thin enough to compact the bard's 2000 page bulk in just 2" of thickness, and yet tough enough to withstand violent flipping; the binding allows each and every page to be opened nearly flat for unstrained browsing; and the crisp text is helped by the large fonts and generous line-spacing. Of course holding Hamlet in your hand is always preferred to reading it as part of a tome on the table, but this is nearly the only tradeoff for the privilege of owning everything Shakespeare wrote at your finger tip.
You could buy lesser versions at much cheaper price, but for the man who, as Bloom suggested, invented our personalities, and introduced 3000 words into the Oxford Dictionary, I am happy to pay US$100 as a respectful due....Continua
I used the Riverside Shakespeare for an advanced level literature class in college. Of course we didn't cover every play, but I read quite a bit of this volume including: Henry IV 1 & 2; Henry V, The Tempest, Macbeth, Hamlet, Love's Labor's Lost, King Lear, Taming of The Shrew, and others. We also covered all of the sonnets....Continua