A collection of the most familiar quotations in English language and literature first compiled in 1855 by John Bartlett, a Cambridge, Massachusetts bookstore owner. The library offers the 11th, 13th, 14th, and 15th edition in its collection. Search by author or by quote to find quotations. Shakespeare often drew from existing classic works of literature; this is a great tool for locating Shakespeare's sources.
A resource for literary biography, British Writers' contributors include scholars, critics, historians, and in later volumes, poets and novelists. Detailed background information on Shakespeare's works is also included.
Compiled by John Bartlett of Bartlett's Quotations, this fascinating resource functions similarly to a biblical concordance. Look up a particular word to locate where it appears in Shakespearean passages. An excellent tool for identifying key themes, ideas, and re-curring elements in Shakespeare's works.
A classic reference work, this single volume reference tool features a wealth of information including works, summary and background, characters, and more. A great tool to have on hand while reading Shakespeare's works.
Provides a wide range of background information on all things Shakespeare. For instance, locate information in "Shakespeare: His World" on government and politics; daily life; and manners, dress and decorum in the Elizabethan era.