Bartleby.com Releases Oxford Shakespeare on the Web
The Full Text of 37 Plays and 177 Poems Available for Free Reading and Searching
New York May 9, 2000 Bartleby.com (http://www.bartleby.com), the first name in Internet publishing of reference, verse and classic literature, this week releases the 1350-page Oxford Shakespeare for unlimited reading and searching. Ranked as one of the great modern editions of the Immortal Bards Complete Works, it takes its place now as the most authoritative Shakespeare freely available on the Internet.
With ample Shakespeare quotations, anthologized verse, literary history and criticism and related works, the Shakespeare collection at Bartleby.com becomes the most comprehensive destination for the student, scholar and pleasure reader alike.
The Bartleby.com Oxford Shakespeare both forms a cornerstone and complements our existing library of great books and literary reference, said Steven van Leeuwen, Publisher and Founder of Bartleby.com. However, it also fills a long-felt void on the Internet for an authoritative edition of Shakespeares Complete Works upon which both students and teachers can rely for accuracy and user-friendliness.
http://www.bartleby.com/70/ The 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse of the Oxford edition are divided into over 1,000 web files that allow for quick access for reading and printing, accurate searches that highlight any key word or words, as well as bibliographic citation that makes use of a unique web-adapted line-numbering system.
http://www.bartleby.com/215/index.html#8 The great teacher and scholar George Saintsbury created the touchstone for Shakespeare reference with these chapters from the Cambridge History of English Literature.
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