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Complete Sonnets (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Without a doubt the most important of Shakespeare's nondramatic works, the sonnets have engendered reams of scholarly disputation as to the identity of "the dark lady" and the "lovely boy" to whom the vast majority are addressed. Controversy has also long simmered over the full name of the "W.H." of the dedication. What is not in dispute is the superior quality of these lyrics, which rank among the finest sonnets ever written—in any language.
Overt 150 poems deal with love, ...

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Overview

Without a doubt the most important of Shakespeare's nondramatic works, the sonnets have engendered reams of scholarly disputation as to the identity of "the dark lady" and the "lovely boy" to whom the vast majority are addressed. Controversy has also long simmered over the full name of the "W.H." of the dedication. What is not in dispute is the superior quality of these lyrics, which rank among the finest sonnets ever written—in any language.
Overt 150 poems deal with love, friendship, the tyranny of time, beauty's evanescence in power, death, and other themes in language unsurpassed in power, precision, and beauty. Now this inexpensive Dover edition enables any lover of poetry or fine literature to have this exquisite verse in his or her personal library. A brief glossary illuminates a number of archaic terms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486266862
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 250,388
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2001

    Complete Sonnets-- Really

    This book is great for students in the junior high to college in learning about Shakespeare. Whatever sonnet you need written by Shakespeare is right here-- and only one dollar!!! There are all different sorts of feet in these different sonnets, including iambic, troachic, and many, many more. A great summer reading book for high schoolers, or a text book for teachers to explain the different feet.

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