The Poems: Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, A Lover's Complaint (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series) / Edition 2

The Poems: Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, A Lover's Complaint (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series) / Edition 2

by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521671620

ISBN-13: 9780521671620

Pub. Date: 05/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a fully annotated edition of all the poems which are now generally regarded as Shakespeare's, excluding the Sonnets. It contains Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, and A Lover's Complaint. The introduction to the two long narrative poems examines their place within the classical and Renaissance European…  See more details below

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This is a fully annotated edition of all the poems which are now generally regarded as Shakespeare's, excluding the Sonnets. It contains Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, and A Lover's Complaint. The introduction to the two long narrative poems examines their place within the classical and Renaissance European traditions, an issue which also applies to The Phoenix and the Turtle. John Roe analyses the conditions in which the collection was produced, and weighs the evidence for and against Shakespeare's authorship of A Lover's Complaint and the much-debated question of its genre. He demonstrates how in his management of formal tropes Shakespeare, like the best Elizabethans, fashions a living language out of handbook oratory. This updated edition contains a new introductory section on recent critical interpretations and an updated reading list.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521671620
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2006
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, A Lover's Complaint; Note on the text; Recent critical interpretations; Principles of collation; Venus and Adonis; The Rape of Lucrece; The Phoenix and the Turtle; The Passionate Pilgrim; A Lover's Complaint; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Reading list.

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