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Shakespeare - In A Class by Himself!

The list below provides only a selection of what the Media Center has on Shakespeare.  Contact Mrs. Nipper for more Shakespearean resources.

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King Lear - Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
Call Number: 741.5 HIN
ISBN: 0-7636-4343-2
Publication Date: 2009-10-13
A graphic novel adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic drama about Lear of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king.

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Love Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Call Number: 821 SHA
ISBN: 0-385-01733-2
Publication Date: 1957-09-03
An illustrated anthology of verse by sixteenth-century playwright William Shakespeare, including 154 sonnets, as well as an additional selection of love poetry.

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William Shakespeare - Dennis Kay
Call Number: 822.33 KAY
ISBN: 0-8057-7063-1
Publication Date: 1994-12-01
Focuses on the life and career of William Shakespeare in the context of his time and culture.

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William Shakespeare - Carol Dommermuth-Costa
Call Number: 921 SHA Dom
ISBN: 0-8225-4996-4
Publication Date: 2001-11-01
A biography of William Shakespeare, discussing his school years, his marriage, and his career as an actor, writer, and poet in the context of the Elizabethan times in which he lived.

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Hamlet - William Shakespeare; Burton Raffel (Editor); Harold Bloom (Contribution by)
Call Number: 822.3 SHA
ISBN: 0-300-10105-8
Publication Date: 2003-09-10
Presents an annotated edition of Shakespeare's tragedy in which a Danish prince sets out to avenge his father's murder after being visited by his ghost; and includes discussion of the origins and previous versions of the play, and analyses of the characters Hamlet and Ophelia.

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The Tempest - William Shakespeare; Peter Holland (Editor, Introduction by); A. R. Braunmuller (Editor); Stephen Orgel (Editor); William Shakespeare
Call Number: 822.3 SHA
ISBN: 0-14-071485-5
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
Presents the annotated text of the darkly humorous play about Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, who is exiled to a magical island with his daughter, Miranda; and includes an introduction, an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, and a note on the text used.


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The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer; Nevill Coghill (Translator)
Call Number: 821 CHA
ISBN: 0-14-042438-5
Publication Date: 2003-02-04
A company of thirty-one pilgrims tell their stories on the way to the shrine of St. Thomas at Canterbury. Includes an introduction and notes.

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Geoffrey Chaucer's the Canterbury Tales - Harold Bloom (Editor)
Call Number: 821 GEO
ISBN: 0-7910-9618-1
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
An introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" that offers an overview of Chaucer's life and work, critical analysis of the poem and its literary significance, and exploration of the poem's major themes.

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Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Diane Johnson (Introduction by)
Call Number: F SHE
ISBN: 0-553-21247-8
Publication Date: 1984-05-01
Victor Frankenstein has discovered the secret of generating life from lifeless matter, and has created a monster being by using this terrible power.

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J. R. R. Tolkien - Stuart P. Levine
Call Number: 921 TOL
ISBN: 1-59018-356-8
Publication Date: 2003-12-01
Describes the life and work of the renowned British fantasy writer, creator of the world of hobbits and Middle Earth, and author of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

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The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien (Illustrator); Christopher Tolkien (Introduction by)
Call Number: F TOL
ISBN: 0-618-96863-6
Publication Date: 2007-09-21
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

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The Fellowship of the Ring - J. R. R. Tolkien
Call Number: F TOL
ISBN: 0-395-48931-8
Publication Date: 1988-03-03
Frodo the hobbit and a band of warriors from the different kingdoms set out to destroy the Ring of Power before the evil Sauron grasps control.


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