The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, estimated to have been written in 1610–11, (although some researchers have argued for an earlier dating). The play's protagonist is the banished sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, who initially uses his magical powers to punish his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore. The entire play takes place on an island under his control whose native inhabitants, Ariel and Caliban, respectively aid or hinder his work. While listed as a comedy when it was initially published in the First Folio of 1623, many modern editors have since re-labeled the play as one of Shakespeare's late romances.

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The Tempest Paperback 654447 $6.99 $3.49 2019
The Tempest (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 235137 $1.71 2012
The Tempest The Graphic Novel: Quick Text (American English) Paperback 1130979 $11.96 $9.76 2009
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Kindle Edition 67117 2017
The Complete Works Paperback 525376 $12.81 $3.30 2011
The Tempest (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 46621 $0.99 2013
Illustrated Shakespeare: The Tempest Hardcover 2148185 $16.84 $0.01 1993
The Tempest (Bantam Classic) Mass Market Paperback 925636 $1.71 $0.01 1988
Tempest Cd Audio CD 3094913 $48.59 $33.31 1996
The Tempest Kindle Edition 38870 $0.99 2012
Spark Notes The Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare) Hardcover 1285066 $11.58 $28.27 2003
Spark Notes The Tempest Paperback 1379812 $4.96 $0.01 2002
The Tempest Kindle Edition 31678 $0.99 2011
The Tempest (Modern Library Classics) Kindle Edition 586334 $5.99 2008
The Tempest: By William Shakespeare - Illustrated Paperback 155689 $5.29 2016
The Tempest (The Pelican Shakespeare) Paperback 509990 $9.00 2016
The Tempest (William Shakespeare) Paperback 1093986 $5.00 $4.95 2014
The Tempest by William Shakespeare Kindle Edition 198996 $2.99 2021
The Tempest Paperback 1452891 $5.67 $0.01 2011
The Tempest Thrift Study Edition Kindle Edition 1285194 2014
CliffsComplete The Tempest Paperback 12202520 $11.66 $2.32 2000
A New Variorum Edition Of Shakespeare: The Tempest. 1892... Paperback 1316125 $38.75 2012
The Tempest Audible Audio Edition 75647 $14.95 2004
The Tempest (Arden Shakespeare) Paperback 448586 $5.99 $0.51 1999
The Tempest: A Case Study in Critical Controversy (Case Studies in Critical Controversy) Paperback 53901 $18.99 $11.19 2008
The Tempest Hardcover 1068111 $6.46 $2.66 2010
The Tempest: (Annotated Edition) Paperback 780069 $5.99 2021
The Tempest / The Works of William Shakespeare illustrated Paperback 1466983 $9.99 2021
The Tempest (Naxos AudioBooks) Audio CD 104616 $7.57 $1.10 2004
The Tempest Kindle Edition 366152 $0.99 2013
The Tempest (Large Print Edition) Paperback 4030879 $7.15 $4.35 2013
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The Tempest (The Shakespeare Folios) Paperback 11102638 $25.95 2014
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The Tempest (Dover Thrift Study Edition) Paperback 375005 $2.86 $0.95 2011
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The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. A comedy, etc. Altered by Dryden and Sir W. Davenant. The version arranged for an opera by T.. Paperback 1232830 $18.75 $21.32 2011
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The Tempest (Annotated) Kindle Edition 141396 2017
The Tempest (Oxford Shakespeare) Hardcover 3309669 $121.12 $0.86 1987
The Tempest (New Folger Library) Mass Market Paperback 129479 $10.65 $1.47 1994
The Tempest Kindle Edition 683045 $0.99 2010
The Tempest (Shakespeare in Production) Paperback 2420968 $40.22 $22.99 2000
The Tempest (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) Hardcover 3918660 $60.20 $29.45 2002
The Tempest Paperback 2383884 $5.20 $8.92 2015
The Tempest Audible Audio Edition 53936 $3.95 2010
The Tempest Paperback 423728 $5.43 2016
William Shakespeare × Rose Wylie: The Tempest (Seeing Shakespeare) Hardcover 1429863 $30.00 2022
The Tempest (Penguin Shakespeare) Kindle Edition 1451200 2015
Red Classic Tempest (Penguin Shakespeare) Mass Market Paperback 1904181 $1.00 $0.57 2007
The Tempest Paperback 260980 $7.53 2017
The Tempest Kindle Edition 465619 2017
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Vol. 1 of 9: The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure (Classic Reprint) Hardcover 2660513 $32.35 $58.22 2017
William Shakespeare: The Complete Works Kindle Edition 20680 2017
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Vol. 1 of 9: The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure (Classic Reprint) Paperback 89392 $16.57 $25.71 2017
The Tempest Paperback 167245 $7.52 $5.00 2016
The Tempest (Signet Classics) Hardcover 748030 $15.55 $6.68 1998
The Tempest (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series) Hardcover 4936045 $89.94 $70.72 1999
The Tempest Paperback 313006 $5.99 2018
The Tempest Kindle Edition 197400 2017
The Tempest in Plain and Simple English: (A Modern Translation and the Original Version) Paperback 927874 $4.22 $5.94 2015
The Tempest (The Pelican Shakespeare) Paperback 77126 $3.29 $0.01 1999
The Tempest; Hardcover 1435858 $21.53 $25.18 2016
The Tempest by William Shakespeare annotated edition Paperback 674048 $14.77 2021
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The Tempest (The Pelican Shakespeare) Kindle Edition 2436848 2016
The Tempest Paperback 341798 $5.99 2018
The Tempest (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) Kindle Edition 1126618 2013
The Tempest (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) Hardcover 5188067 $44.19 $39.23 2013
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The Tempest Kindle Edition 189506 2015
RSC School Shakespeare The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company (Rsc) School Shakespeare) Paperback 132698 $10.99 $12.06 2018
Tempest (Shakespeare Made Easy) Paperback 432451 $3.00 $0.79 1985
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The Tempest: Oxford School Shakespeare (Oxford School Shakespeare Series) Paperback 22957 $7.49 $2.02 2010
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The Tempest (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 120522 $1.12 $0.01 1998
The Tempest (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 276121 $26.11 $1.99 2003
The Tempest (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) Paperback 242026 $10.11 $9.10 2013
The Tempest (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 773033 $3.40 $1.99 2008
The Tempest The Graphic Novel (American English, Original Text) Paperback 507275 $11.41 $3.59 2009
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The Tempest (English Edition) Kindle Edition 323487 2016
The Tempest (Classic): Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest by William Shakespeare Kindle Edition 297326 2014
The Tempest (The Annotated Shakespeare) Paperback 297684 $5.03 $1.36 2006
The Tempest: A Norton Critical Edition (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Kindle Edition 336413 2019
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Twenty Shakespeare Children's Stories - The Complete 20 Books Boxed Collection: The Winters Take, Macbeth, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo ... and More (A Shakespeare Children's Story) Paperback 18460 $26.20 $102.92 2012
A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: the Tempest - Vol. 9 Paperback 1856907 $34.90 2020
The Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare) (Volume 5) Paperback 24106 $2.98 $1.10 2003
The Tempest (Calla Editions) Hardcover 303488 $23.60 $23.49 2012
CliffsComplete The Tempest Paperback 460398 $6.80 $1.25 2000
The Tempest The Graphic Novel: Plain Text (American English) Paperback 470694 $9.10 $7.94 2009
Stormtossed: The Tempest Retold (Adventures in Shakespeare) Paperback 1941759 $14.99 $14.98 2020
Tempest, The (Classic Stories) Hardcover 4715093 $9.99 2021
The Tempest Kindle Edition 42322 $1.71 1998
The Tempest (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 76811 $1.51 $0.10 1998
The Tempest Paperback 499461 $3.43 $3.43 2005
The Tempest (Arden Shakespeare) Hardcover 4087486 $69.90 $73.49 2011
The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library) Mass Market Paperback 7438 $3.50 $1.35 2004
The Tempest Paperback 339628 $5.03 $0.01 2013
The Tempest (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 408175 $14.99 $21.02 2019
The Tempest (Shakespeare for Young People) Paperback 3136460 $6.95 $11.10 2005
The Tempest [with Biographical Introduction] Kindle Edition 341920 $2.24 2004
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The Tempest (Classic Illustrated Edition) Kindle Edition 1150661 2014
The Tempest (Bantam Classic) Kindle Edition 238264 $1.71 2013
The Tempest (The Annotated Shakespeare) Kindle Edition 40823 $0.95 2006
The Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare The Tempest (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 614440 $5.94 $0.54 2008
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The Tempest (The Modern Shakespeare: The Original Play with a Modern Translation) Kindle Edition 100325 $2.99 2013
Shakespeare: the Tempest (Longman Literature Shakespeare S.) Paperback 6643855 $16.00 $0.01
The Tempest Audible Audio Edition 124715 $5.95 2008
The Tempest Hardcover 1163036 $6.95 $0.01 2010
The Tempest: Third Series (Arden Shakespeare) Kindle Edition 247905 2014
The Tempest (Book Center) Kindle Edition 56901 2017