8 gifts for your favorite literature lover

Are you searching for a gift for the bibliophile in your life? Check out these books.

7. 'Macbeth,' by William Shakespeare, edited by Jesse M. Lander and illustrated by Kevin Stanton

This edition of the Scottish play (Signature Shakespeare, $30, 352 pp.) is part of the Signature Shakespeare Series and would be perfect for a Bard newbie or a die-hard fan. In addition to the text of the play itself, this version of "Macbeth" includes beautiful paper-cut renderings of characters like the three witches and a figure wearing a crown. Also check out the background on Shakespeare himself, titled "Shakespeare and His England," as well as a full character list for the play, helpful hints opposite the actors' lines ("win us to our harm" means "charm us into participating in our destruction"), and a list after the play of important performances of the show as well as what other works the play has inspired.

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