Prince Hamlet discovers that his father was murdered by his uncle Claudius -- who is now on his father's throne and his father's bed. When he is charged with vengeance by his father's ghost, Hamlet coldly plans the killing even as he questions his dark role as avenger. After he accidentally kills the wrong man, Hamlet flirts with insanity, old lovers, and sychophantic courtiers while the whole Danish court destabilizes around him.
"One may smile, and smile, and be a villain."
~ Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
This Canon Classic is world-famous for its tragic themes of supernatural intervention, madness, and murder. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock, are bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
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IMPRINT: Canon Classics
AUTHOR: William Shakespeare
PAGE COUNT: 156 pages
ISBN 10: 1-944503-07-2
PUB. DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 (first published in 1623)
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