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Good for uni
on 11 May 2014
I bought this for my university course and I really wanted to rate it 1 star because of how heavy it is, but that wouldn't be fair. Afterall, it works really well as a doorstop, too. It's got all the plays I need, so I can't really complain (too much)!
Onto the downsides:
- It's heavy, as I said, but that's unavoidable so I can overlook that
- The paper is super thin like Bible paper, but again I guess it needs to be to fit everything in it
- It's super expensive, especially for a student
- Because it's so heavy and the paper so thin, it's pretty easy to damage (especially when used to hold open heavy doors). I guess buying it in hardback would help a lot, but that would make it even heavier and be even more expensive so maybe not.
In summary - if you need the works of Shakespeare for university because you're studying English, then go ahead and buy it! If you're buying this just because you want all of Shakespeare's works (and not for studying) I would imagine there are other, more durable collections. If you're not yet at university level but need it for GCSE/A-Level, I'd only recommend if you plan on studying English at degree level too, because otherwise you won't get enough use out of it for the hefty price tag.