The Oxford Shakespeare: Hamlet

William Shakespeare
Edited by G. R. Hibbard
Published by Oxford University Press

Shakespeare's greatest play; the tragedy of Hamlet has become the most widely published work in the world, after the Bible. Published by Oxford University Press.

Generally regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest play, Hamlet has been published in countless editions over the centuries. Its combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare's tragedies, while its curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes make it one of his most widely discussed works. 

Set in the late medieval period, Hamlet tells the story of a Danish Prince who is urged by the ghost of his murdered father to avenge his untimely death. The ghost has accused Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius, of the crime, leaving the prince beset by grief and uncertainty. As he descends into melancholy and apparent madness, murderous plots, wicked schemes and mistaken identities lead to the demise of the royal family.

416 pages
Printed on Caxton Wove Off-White paper
Bound in buckram with a printed paper label
Coloured endpapers
Spine blocked in gold
Head and tail bands
8¾” x 5½”
Published by Oxford University Press

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