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.|| 1|
| 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.|| 2|
| 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.|| 3|
|The following comprise the Bartleby.com Shakespeare collection:
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
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.
- Bartletts Shakespeare Quotations
Over 1500 quotations from all of Shakespeares plays and many poems form the nucleus of John Bartletts famous collection.
- Anthologized Verse
The editors of the Oxford Book of English Verse and the Golden Treasury present 74 verse selections from Shakespeares poems and plays.
- Life, Plays, Poems and Bibliography
The great teacher and scholar George Saintsbury created the touchstone for Shakespeare reference with these chapters from the Cambridge History of English Literature.
- Hamlet and His Problems
T.S. Eliots famous essay on Shakespeares greatest tragic character.
- Tales from Shakespeare
Brother-and-sister writing team Charles and Mary Lamb interweave the words of Shakespeare with their own to bring 20 of his best plays to the young reader.
|Headquartered in New York City, Bartleby.com began publishing on the web in 1994. Now a leading innovator in the field of electronic publishing, Bartleby.com has been widely cited as one of the best reference sites on the web, providing web-based access to such world-class works as The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition; Rogets II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition; Simpsons Contemporary Quotations; and The American Heritage® Book of English Usage. Additional offerings include Bartletts Familiar Quotations, Strunks Elements of Style, six classic poetry anthologies, Emily Posts Etiquette, Bulfinchs Mythology, as well as The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes, considered a landmark of English and American letters.|| 5|
| Named after the character of Melvilles classic Bartleby, the Scrivener, Bartleby.com provides millions of students, educators and the intellectually curious with unparalleled access to classics and reference books online.|| 6|