It's Shakespeare in it's most stiff and black-and-white form; hard pass.
An man works to undermine his brother's happiness by meddling with his son's marriage. Also two smart people dual with words.
A pretty good book, though my reading of the Signet Classic was seriously interrupted by footnotes. Not because of the shifting up/down to read them, but because the footnotes are crammed all together. Given that this book is 1/4 commentary, axing one for clearer footnotes would have been amazing. Maybe another edition will be better. I intend to collect many of this particular play.
I highly recommend Much Ado About Nothing - (1993 movie), even for those who have no interest in this book.
My copy is older than ISBN, Signet Classics, 11th printing, 1963
This is a reprint of 34 of the major authors featured in the two-volume set The Norton Anthology of English Literature, with additional info. It has complete works of fiction, plays and poetry. It has 2,656 very thin pages.
Note that by "English" they do not mean English-language authors, they mean mean England-English authors.
- First published 1958
- 18th impression 1978 by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited - London - New York - Sydney - Toronto Astronaut House, Feltham, Middlesex, England
- Published yyyy-mm-dd
- Love's Labour's Lost
Americanized as Love's Labor's Lost
- Shakespeare's sonnets
Its author(s) are actually unconfirmed.