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Name: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Year: 1595
Rank: 4.3 out of 5
Rating: 4.1 out of 5
Original Rating: 4.2 out of 5
Popularity: 9.2
Genres/categories: Classic, Free books, Fantasy, Romance, Poetry, Play

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ISBN:
9780141922201
9780174323792
9780300106534
9780470212721
9780521618717
9780521624879
9780521624886
9780671489021
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9781411400382
9781423777151
9781599867687
9781903436608
9781932219241
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Shakespeare's intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start--Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermia's father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists up when Oberon's head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking. Throw in a group of labourers preparing a play for the Duke's wedding (one of whom is given a donkey's head and Titania for a lover by Puck) and the complications become fantastically funny.