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Othello

William Shakespeare; Fully annotated, with an Introduction by Burton Raffel; With an Essay by Harold Bloom

One of the most powerful dramas ever written for the stage, Othello is a story of revenge, illusion, passion, mistrust, jealousy, and murder. If in Iago Shakespeare created the most compelling villain in Western...

November 1, 2005, Paper, $8.95

The Souls of Black Folk

W. E. B. Du Bois; With an Introduction and Chronology by Jonathan Scott Holloway

This collection of essays by scholar-activist W. E. B. Du Bois is a masterpiece in the African American canon. Du Bois, arguably the most influential African American leader of the early twentieth century, offers insightful...

June 30, 2015, Paper, $7.95

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Written by Himself

Frederick Douglass; Edited by John W. Blassingame, John R. McKivigan, and Peter P. Hinks; Gerald Fulkerson, Textual Editor; James H. Cook, Victoria C. Gruber, and C. Jane Holtan, Editorial Assistants

The powerful story of slavery that has become a classic of American autobiography, now in an authoritative edition Frederick Douglass's autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An...

February 8, 2001, Paper, $7.95

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare; Fully Annotated, with an Introduction, by Burton Raffel; with an Essay by Harold Bloom

In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from...

September 27, 2006, Paper, $6.95

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare; Fully annotated, with an introduction, by Burton Raffel; With an essay by Harold Bloom

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most read and beloved of all stage works. Now the most extensively annotated version of the play to date makes it completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first...

July 11, 2004, Paper, $6.95

King Lear

William Shakespeare; Edited, fully annotated, and introduced by Burton Raffel; With an Essay by Harold Bloom

King Lear, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear’s failure as...

May 24, 2007, Paper, $6.95

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare; Fully annotated, with an Introduction, by Burton Raffel; With an essay by Harold Bloom

From the hilarious mischief of the elf Puck to the rough humor of the self-centered Bottom and his fellow players, from the palace of Theseus in Athens to the magic wood where fairies play, Shakespeare’s marvelous A...

March 8, 2005, Paper, $6.95

Macbeth

William Shakespeare; Fully annotated, with an Introduction, by Burton Raffel; With an essay by Harold Bloom

Perhaps no other Shakespearean drama so engulfs its readers in the ruinous journey of surrender to evil as does Macbeth. A timeless tragedy about the nature of ambition, conscience, and the human heart, the play...

March 8, 2005, Paper, $6.95

Twelfth Night

or, What You Will

William Shakespeare; Edited, fully annotated, and introduced by Burton Raffel; With an Essay by Harold Bloom

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays and also one of his most romantic. A young noblewoman, Viola,  shipwrecked in a foreign land and separated from her twin brother, dresses as a man in order...

May 24, 2007, Paper, $6.95

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare; Edited, Fully Annotated, and Introduced by Burton Raffel; With an Essay by Harold Bloom

The Annotated Shakespeare series enables today’s readers to understand and enjoy the plays of the world’s greatest dramatist. Comprehensive on-page annotations assist with vocabulary, pronunciation, prosody, and...

October 24, 2007, Paper, $6.95

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