Hamlet (The New Penguin Shakespeare)

4.01 avg rating
( 629,472 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140707342: Hamlet (The New Penguin Shakespeare)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Used book

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Undoubtedly the most famous of all of Shakespeare's plays, Hamlet remains one of the most enduring but also enigmatic pieces of western literature. The story of Hamlet, the young Prince of Denmark, his tortured relationship with his mother, and his quest to avenge his father's murder at the hand of his brother Claudius has fascinated writers and audiences ever since it was written around 1600.

For many years interest focused on both Hamlet's inability to avenge his father's death, claiming that "the native hue of resolution / Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought", and, according to none other than Freud, his oedipal fixation with his mother. However, more recently critics have turned their attention to Hamlet's bold theatrical self-reflexivity (most famously reflected in the performance of "The Mousetrap"), its fascination with issues of theology and Renaissance humanism, and its dense, complex poetic language. What is so remarkable about the play is the way in which it tends to uncannily reflect the concerns of different epochs. As a result, Hamlet has been at different moments defined as a romantic rebel, an angst-ridden existentialist, a paralysed intellectual and an ambivalent New Man. Whatever subsequent generations make of Hamlet, they are unlikely to exhaust the possibilities of this most extraordinary play. --Jerry Brotton

Review:

Praise for "William Shakespeare: Complete Works: " A feast of literary and historical information. "-The Wall Street Journal""

"Gorgeous new Shakespeare paperbacks."
--Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780743477123: Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  074347712X ISBN 13:  9780743477123
Publisher: Downtown Press, 2003
Softcover

9781853260094: Hamlet

Wordsw..., 1992
Softcover

9780143128540: Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare) (Shakespeare, Pelican)

Pengui..., 2016
Softcover

9781909621862: Hamlet: Prince of Denmark (Macmillan Collector's Library)

Macmil..., 2016
Hardcover

9781472518385: Hamlet: Revised Edition (The Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Blooms..., 2016
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

William Shakespeare, T. J. B. Spencer (Editor), Anne Barton (Introduction)
Published by Penguin Classics (1995)
ISBN 10: 0140707344 ISBN 13: 9780140707342
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Revised. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140707344

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.14
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Shakespeare, William
Published by Penguin Classics (1981)
ISBN 10: 0140707344 ISBN 13: 9780140707342
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140707344

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
31.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Shakespeare, William
Published by Penguin Classics (1981)
ISBN 10: 0140707344 ISBN 13: 9780140707342
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0140707344

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
34.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

William Shakespeare
Published by Penguin Classics (1981)
ISBN 10: 0140707344 ISBN 13: 9780140707342
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1981. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140707344

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.57
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

William Shakespeare
Published by Penguin Classics (1981)
ISBN 10: 0140707344 ISBN 13: 9780140707342
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Revised. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0140707344n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
110.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds