The Online Books Page


by William Shakespeare

Hamlet is Shakespeare's famous tragedy of a prince sworn to avenge his father's death.

Bibliographic notes

As with Shakespeare's other plays, there is no "original" manuscript or author-supervised publication of Hamlet. Five quarto editions were published by others between 1603 and 1637, and the play was also included in the First Folio of 1623, published seven years after Shakespeare's death. Texts from these and other sources were used to create subsequent editions of the play.

Related titles
  • [Info] Shakespeare in Quarto, by William Shakespeare (page images at the British Library). Includes several source editions of Hamlet that can be compared side by side.
See also
Critical and scholars' editions Student editions Early source editions Historic staged versions Editions in other languages Other online editions and versions Editions in libraries

Help with reading books -- Report a bad link -- Suggest a new listing

Home -- Search -- New Listings -- Authors -- Titles -- Subjects -- Serials

Books -- News -- Features -- Archives -- The Inside Story

Edited by John Mark Ockerbloom (
OBP copyrights and licenses.