A complete and unabridged gift edition of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedyA young prince meets with his father’s ghost,who alleges that his own brothernow married to his widowmurdered him. The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost’s accusationfeigning wild madness while plotting a brutal revenge until his apparent insanity begins to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike. Hamlet’s combination of violenceintrospectiondark humour and rich language is intoxicating. It remains the world’s most widely studied and performed playand is a cornerstone of world literature. This Macmillan Collector’s Library edition is illustrated throughout by renowned artist Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897)and includes an introduction by Dr Robert Mighall.
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