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The definitive, contemporary William Shakespeare collection with Darley and Chappel’s famous illustrations beguiles readers with seven of his finest classic comedies.
The Complete Works of Shakespeare: Illustrated Special Edition six-book collection begins with Volume 1: Comedies. This restored Special Edition is based on the rare 1890 leather-bound print edited by famed writer and Shakespearian expert William Cullen Bryant. Features:
- Restored full-page illustrations by Felix Darley and Alonzo Chappel
- Full-Size 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages
- Dozens of illustrations based on Shakespeare’s plays
- The editor’s original page layouts
- Classic type font
- Bold retro-styled cover design
Volume 1 Table of Contents:
- The Tempest
- The Two Gentlemen of Verona
- Measure for Measure
- The Comedy of Errors
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Love’s Labour’s Lost
- Midsummer-Night’s Dream
- The Life of William Shakespeare
- Shakespeare’s Will
- Dedication Prefixed to the Folio of 1623
- Commendatory Verses Prefixed to the Folio of 1623
- List of Actors in the Folio of 1623
In the 19th-century, William Cullen Bryant was regarded as one of the foremost experts on William Shakespeare and his written work. In 1890, the writer assembled Shakespeare’s work into a six-volume illustrated collection enhanced with commentary preceding each play.
This fun and engaging collection is ideal for young and old alike and presents Shakespeare’s work in an easy-to-read contemporary way with spectacular imagery.
Save thousands and enjoy the best of William Shakespeare with these deluxe, restored hardcover editions from CGR Publishing that feature the impeccable imagery from Bryant’s renowned Complete Works of Shakespeare collection, regarded by many as the best-looking Shakespeare books ever created.
About the Writer:
English poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is regarded by many as the most famous writer in the world. In a relatively short period, he wrote 39 plays and more than 150 sonnets, most of which remain the most famed works in the English language. His timeless comedies, dramas, and tragedies continue to inspire countless writers, artists, and playwrights. It is hard to find a movie, book, or theatrical production that is not inspired, in some way, by Shakespeare.
About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.