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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Tempest (Shakespeare Made Easy) Paperback 465888 $3.00 $0.79 1985
The Tempest (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 276121 $26.11 $1.99 2003
The Tempest: Oxford School Shakespeare (Oxford School Shakespeare Series) Paperback 239799 $6.69 $2.01 2010
The Tempest: A Case Study in Critical Controversy (Case Studies in Critical Controversy) Paperback 222004 $20.66 $7.06 2008
The Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare) Paperback 13431 $2.99 $1.10 2003
The Tempest (English Edition) Kindle Edition 323487 2016
The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library) Mass Market Paperback 11478 $3.50 $1.48 2004
The Tempest The Graphic Novel (American English, Original Text) Paperback 284094 $2.99 $3.18 2009
The Tempest (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Kindle Edition 538281 2019
The Tempest: A Norton Critical Edition (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Kindle Edition 336413 2019
The Tempest (The Annotated Shakespeare) Paperback 297684 $5.03 $1.36 2006
The Tempest (Classic): Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest by William Shakespeare Kindle Edition 297326 2014
The Tempest (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 408175 $14.99 $21.02 2019
The Tempest Hardcover 798497 $9.99 $19.64 2018
The Tempest (Book Center) Kindle Edition 56901 2017
The Tempest (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 120522 $1.12 $0.01 1998
The Tempest (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 76811 $1.51 $0.10 1998
The Tempest: Third Series (Arden Shakespeare) Kindle Edition 247905 2014
The Tempest Paperback 341798 $5.99 2018
The Tempest (Cambridge School Shakespeare) Paperback 39247 $7.50 $5.07 2014
CliffsComplete The Tempest Paperback 12202520 $11.66 $2.32 2000
CliffsComplete The Tempest Paperback 460398 $6.80 $1.25 2000
RSC School Shakespeare The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company (Rsc) School Shakespeare) Paperback 132698 $10.99 $12.06 2018
The Tempest (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 773033 $3.40 $1.99 2008
The Tempest Kindle Edition 197400 2017
The Tempest Paperback 313006 $5.99 2018
The Tempest (Arden Shakespeare) Paperback 65006 $7.65 $3.41 2011
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
The Tempest [with Biographical Introduction] Kindle Edition 341920 $2.24 2004
The Tempest (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 235137 $1.71 2012
The Tempest Paperback 310937 $5.14 $1.60 2004
The Tempest The Graphic Novel: Plain Text (American English) Paperback 470694 $9.10 $7.94 2009
The Tempest (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 46621 $0.99 2013
The Tempest Kindle Edition 42322 $1.71 1998
The Tempest (Bantam Classic) Mass Market Paperback 925636 $1.71 $0.01 1988
Illustrated Shakespeare: The Tempest Hardcover 2148185 $16.84 $0.01 1993
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 (Arden Shakespeare) Hardcover 4087486 $69.90 $73.49 2011
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 (Classic Illustrated Edition) Kindle Edition 1150661 2014
The Tempest (Bantam Classic) Kindle Edition 238264 $1.71 2013
The Tempest Paperback 1452891 $5.67 $0.01 2011
The Tempest Thrift Study Edition Kindle Edition 1285194 2014
The Tempest Audible Audio Edition 75647 $14.95 2004
The Tempest (Arden Shakespeare) Paperback 448586 $5.99 $0.51 1999
The Tempest (The Annotated Shakespeare) Kindle Edition 40823 $0.95 2006
The Tempest Hardcover 1068111 $6.46 $2.66 2010
The Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare The Tempest (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 614440 $5.94 $0.54 2008
The Tempest (Naxos AudioBooks) Audio CD 104616 $7.57 $1.10 2004
The Tempest Kindle Edition 366152 $0.99 2013
THE TEMPEST Kindle Edition 394506 $1.99 2014
The Tempest (Large Print Edition) Paperback 4030879 $7.15 $4.35 2013
The Tempest Paperback 760220 $5.22 $4.49 2014
The Tempest Paperback 1043483 $4.74 2014
The Tempest (The Shakespeare Folios) Paperback 11102638 $25.95 2014
The Tempest Paperback 1027975 $3.99 $0.96 2010
The Tempest (Dover Thrift Study Edition) Paperback 375005 $2.86 $0.95 2011
The Tempest Paperback 905520 $6.76 $6.76 2010
The Tempest (The Modern Shakespeare: The Original Play with a Modern Translation) Kindle Edition 100325 $2.99 2013
The Tempest (Annotated) Kindle Edition 141396 2017
The Tempest (Oxford Shakespeare) Hardcover 3309669 $121.12 $0.86 1987
The Tempest Kindle Edition 683045 $0.99 2010
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
The Tempest (Penguin Shakespeare) Kindle Edition 1451200 2015
Red Classic Tempest (Penguin Shakespeare) Mass Market Paperback 1904181 $1.00 $0.57 2007
Shakespeare: the Tempest (Longman Literature Shakespeare S.) Paperback 6643855 $16.00 $0.01
The Tempest Paperback 499461 $3.43 $3.43 2005
The Tempest (New Folger Library) Mass Market Paperback 1135150 $14.19 $0.01 1994
The Tempest Paperback 260980 $7.53 2017
The Tempest Kindle Edition 465619 2017
The Tempest Audible Audio Edition 124715 $5.95 2008
The Tempest Paperback 167245 $7.52 $5.00 2016
The Tempest (Signet Classics) Hardcover 748030 $15.55 $6.68 1998
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 Paperback 339628 $5.03 $0.01 2013
The Tempest Hardcover 1163036 $6.95 $0.01 2010
The Tempest Paperback 177550 $6.99 2017
The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library) Kindle Edition 348824 2015
The Tempest (The Pelican Shakespeare) Kindle Edition 2436848 2016
The Tempest (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) Kindle Edition 1126618 2013
The Tempest (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) Hardcover 5188067 $44.19 $39.23 2013
The Tempest (Calla Editions) Hardcover 303488 $23.60 $23.49 2012
The Tempest Kindle Edition 189506 2015
The Tempest Kindle Edition 813444 2017
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The Tempest Kindle Edition 174437 2017
The Tempest Paperback 106562 $7.50 2017
The Tempest Kindle Edition 107517 2017
The Tempest (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare) Paperback 498534 $1.72 $0.81 2007
The Tempest (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) Paperback 242026 $10.11 $9.10 2013