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Oxford World's Classics

Oxford World's Classics

For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. A continuous programme of new titles and revised editions ensures that the series retains its breadth and reflects the latest critical ideas. Comprehensive introductions, clear explanatory notes, chronologies, and bibliographies support the classic texts. In addition, many Oxford World's Classics include fascinating and useful related material such as maps, glossaries, indexes, illustrations, and appendices.

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Shakespeare's First Folio: 400th Anniversary

Explore all 36 plays from Shakespeare's First Folio, along with contextual resources, as we mark the 400th anniversary of this seminal publication throughout 2023.

Very Short Introductions

Selected Resources

  • Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book by Emma Smith, 9780192886644 (Estimated April 2023)
  • Shakespeare Without a Life by Margreta de Grazia, 9780198812548 (Estimated May 2023)
  • Shakespeare’s Syndicate: The First Folio, its Publishers, and the Early Modern Book Trade by Ben Higgins, 9780192848840 (Published 2022)
  • Shakespeare: A Playgoer’s & Reader’s Guide by Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells, 9780198855231 (Published 2020)
  • Shakespeare on Page and Stage: Selected Essays by Stanley Wells and Paul Edmondson, H/C: 9780198884569; Pbk: 9780198884569 (Estimated May 2023)

March 17, 2023

New Titles

Bestsellers--based on the sales in Japan from June 1st - December 31st, 2022.