The text is taken from the Norton Critical Edition and includes a preface and footnotes by Byrus Hoy, professor emeritus at the University of Rochester. The preface speaks to the choice of text--primarily the second quarto with reliance on the folio as necessary--and places it in the context of its times and of the evolving criticism of the play.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nmhale - LibraryThing
Hamlet shouldn't need a synopsis, as most Western readers have been exposed to the story in some form or other. Although, honestly, people might be more familiar with some of its most memorable quotes ... Read full review
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I bought this for my daughters AP Lit class. The Norton edition was the one recommended by her teacher. She liked having Kenneth Branagh on the cover too. Read full review