Hamlet / William Shakespeare

Hamlet / William Shakespeare

# 019899

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Item #: 019899
ISBN: 9780553212921
Grades: 9-12

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Upon seeing the ghost of his recently deceased father, Prince Hamlet is told by the spectral figure that he was murdered by his brother Claudius. At his father's request, the young Prince of Denmark dedicates his life to avenging his father's murder. His indecision and his madness - feigned or real - result in his tragic downfall. Filled with belligerent confrontations and poignant soliloquies, Hamlet provides all the elements of a classic Shakespearean tragedy. Paperback, 122 pages. A Pelican Shakespeare Edition is also available, which is slightly edited with an extensive (50 page) introduction by A.R. Braunmuller. Notes describing unfamiliar terms are included beneath the text, and the actual play is presented in 148 pages, softcover.
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Series Title
Bantam Classics Ser.
General Adult
David Bevington (Editor) ; David Scott Kastan (Editor) ; James Hammersmith (Editor) ; Robert Kean Turner (Editor) ; Joseph Papp (Foreword by)
David Benington
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Bantam, Doubleday and Dell
0.4 (lbs.)
7.0" x 4.0" x 1.0"
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Is 019899 unabridged?
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