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Old 05-09-2008, 04:29 AM   #1
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Best Shakespeare collection

What do people feel is the best edition available in ebook form for the complete works of the Bard - either as individual works or as a single collection?

I'm not interested in a hastily thrown-together indigestible mass of Gutenberg files but something well formatted and annotated with a version of the text which has some credibility in the light of recent scholarship.

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Old 05-09-2008, 06:02 AM   #2
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I don't think plays work very well as eBooks; I've certainly never found a satisfactory Shakespeare as an eBook. I still rely on my trust "Arden Shakespeare" series of printed books, of which I have the complete set.
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I don't think plays work very well as eBooks; I've certainly never found a satisfactory Shakespeare as an eBook. I still rely on my trust "Arden Shakespeare" series of printed books, of which I have the complete set.
Bugger me, that would have cost a pretty penny. Nice.

On a completely separate subject, where do you live and when are you next going on holiday, preferably to "the continent"?

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I didn't buy them all at once, I hasten to add. I've accumulated them over the course of many years. They are, IMHO, the best editions of Shakespeare.
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I didn't buy them all at once, I hasten to add. I've accumulated them over the course of many years. They are, IMHO, the best editions of Shakespeare.
Recommendation duly noted and filed for future purchasing reference.

Why can't stupid Arden bring them all out as ebooks? It's totally ridiculous.

(Bear with me, Harry. I said the above to myself previously in regard to Clive James's Cultural Amnesia and within months it was out as an ebook, DRM-free no less. I'm saying the above on the basis that my record might be indicative of a lucky cynicism ).

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