Brand new editions available

October 27, 2016

Over 70 scholarly editions have just been added Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO), bringing the total number of editions to over 950, with a staggering 483,692 pages available to read.

These titles include The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition, the Diary of Samuel Pepys, and the poetry of Robert Browning, as well as Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy. They add to the Renaissance, Shakespeare, and Romantics modules, as well as Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century poetry and prose. View the full title-list to find out more.

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 Explore samples of the new content for yourself, using the links below:

  • "The churches, houses, and all on fire and flaming at once, and a horrid noise the flames made, and the cracking of houses at their ruine." - Discover Pepys' first-hand account of the Great Fire of London
  • "I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me." - Read the opening lines of Tristram Shandy
  • "Do you see this Ring? 'T is Rome-work, made to match..." - Browning's epic narrative poem, telling the tale of an impoverished nobleman convicted of murdering his wife - The Ring and the Book

The New Oxford Shakespeare

Over the next few months we will be publishing the other two components of The New Oxford Shakespeare project — the Critical Reference Edition and the Authorship Companion — integrating all of this material on OSEO. All of these editions will be added to OSEO as normal, but anyone who wants to focus only on The New Oxford Shakespeare texts can access them through a convenient side door at

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