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Gleeditions Collected Contexts: Shakespeare's Plays

History elucidates.

The muse of history finds various ways into a single Shakespeare play.

Historical background for Shakespeare's plays. Including political, social, and literary history, the collection contains concise, well-illustrated pages for individual plays: Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest. Written and updated for additional plays by scholars listed on the title page.

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Gleeditions Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet hesitates.

Driven by conflicting forces, Hamlet agonizes over an act of revenge.

Newly annotated by Elizabeth Sturgeon of Mount St. Mary's College, with geographical background. Reviewed by Howard Eiland of MIT and Bejamin Hudson of Penn State University. Context-setting maps on Vikings, Wittenberg, and more.

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Gleeditions Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Lady Macbeth persuades.

Both Macbeths emerge as complex in this tragedy of unbridled ambition.

Newly annotated by Jeff Morris of Carroll College, with introductory background. Reviewed by Howard Eiland of MIT and Benjamin Hudson of Penn State University. Context-setting map, family tree, and more.

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Gleeditions A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Titania dotes on an ass.

Romantic love and more take center stage in this multifaceted comedy.

Newly annotated by Catherine C. Riggs, PhD, UCLA, with introductory background. Reviewed by Howard Eiland of MIT, and Michael J. Allen of UCLA. Context-setting charts, diagrams, and Renaissance paintings.

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Gleeditions Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare

Othello rages.

In firm command of his troops, Othello loses his grip in love.

Newly annotated by Matthew Brosamer of Mount St. Mary’s College, with introductory background. Reviewed by Robert N. Watson and Geoffrey Symcox of UCLA. Context-setting map, charts, and primary-source excerpts.

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Gleeditions Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The lovers seal their vows.

Love thrives briefly against a tide of worldly obstacles.

Newly annotated by Jeff Morris of Carroll College, with introductory background. Reviewed by Stephen Dickey of UCLA. Context-setting maps, period poetry, fencing-manual tactics,, and more.

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Gleeditions The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Miranda proposes.

A lively romance, the play features love, magic, discovery, & more.

Newly annotated by Danielle Price of University of Windsor, with introductory background. Reviewed by Howard Eiland of MIT and Michael Allen of UCLA. Context-setting map, chart, and more.

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Gleeditions Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The raft becomes home.

Outside "civilized" society, Jim and Huck's relationship evolves.

Newly annotated by Joyce Moss, MsEd, with introductory background. Guided by Victor Fischer, UC Berkeley Mark Twain Project. Reviewed by James Kincaid of USC, Martin Griffin of U Tennessee, and Carol Jago of NCTE. Context-setting maps, slave testimony, and more.

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  Herman Melville  
  Candide, Or The Optimist  
  F. M. A. de Voltaire  
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  Geoffrey Chaucer  
  Cask of Amontillado, The  
  Poe, Edgar Allan  
  Fathers and Sons  
  Ivan Turgnev  
  Gift of the Magi, The  
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  Nose, The  
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  Nathaniel Hawthorne  
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  Sarah Orne Jewett  
  Doll’s House, A  
  Henrik Ibsen  
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  William Shakespeare  
  Importance of Being Earnest, The  
  Oscar Wilde  
  Macbeth, The Tragedy of  
  William Shakespeare  
  Oedipus Rex  
  Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière  
  Because I Could Not Stop for Death  
  Emily Dickinson  
  Lift Every Voice and Sing  
  James Weldon Johnson  
  Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The  
  T. S. Eliot  
  Loveliest of Trees  
  A. E. Houseman  
  Mending Wall  
  Robert Frost  
  Ode on a Grecian Urn  
  John Keats  
  On Being Brought From Africa to America  
  Phillis Wheatley  
  Percy Bysshe Shelley  
  Poem of Changgan, A  
  Li Po  
  Raven, The  
  Edgar Allan Poe  
  River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter, The  
  Ezra Pound  
  John Donne  
  Song of Myself  
  Walt Whitman  
  Song VII  
  Rabindranath Tagore  
  Sonnet 73  
  William Shakespeare  
  Valediction Forbidding Mourning, A  
  John Donne  
  We Grow Accustomed to the Dark  
  Emily Dickinson  
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  Hope, Despair and Memory  
  Elie Wiesel  
  Lee Surrenders to Grant, April 9th, 1865  
  Horace Porter  
  Narrative of ... Frederick Douglass  
  Frederick Douglass  
  Remarks to the Senate in Support of a Declaration of Conscience  
  Margaret Chase Smith  
  Second Inaugural Address  
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  Society and Solitude  
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  Speech to the Second Virginia Convention  
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