Shakespeare's Sonnets And A Lovers Complaint (1870) by William Shakespeare, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint

Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint

by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Beautiful, poignant, and intriguing, these sonnets describe the poet's passionate friendship with a young man, his friend's seduction by the poet's own mistress, his friend's relationship with a rival poet, and, most famously, Shakespeare's humiliated infatuation with the Dark Lady, 'a woman colored ill,' who, far from being the marble-hearted femme fatals of

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Beautiful, poignant, and intriguing, these sonnets describe the poet's passionate friendship with a young man, his friend's seduction by the poet's own mistress, his friend's relationship with a rival poet, and, most famously, Shakespeare's humiliated infatuation with the Dark Lady, 'a woman colored ill,' who, far from being the marble-hearted femme fatals of fashionable sonnet sequences, is 'the bay where all men ride.'

All 154 sonnets are presented here, with an informative introduction by Stanley Wells, one of the leading Shakespeare schools of his generation. This authoritatively edited text also includes A Lover's Complaint and alternative versions of four of the sonnets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198129462
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/01/1986
Pages:
201
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.00(d)

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Stanley Wells is General Editor of the Oxford Shakspeare and Director of the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham.

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