Shakespeare's Sonnets / Edition 1

Shakespeare's Sonnets / Edition 1

by Dympna Callaghan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405113987

ISBN-13: 9781405113984

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This introduction provides a concise overview of the central issues and critical responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets, looking at the themes, images, and structure of his work, as well as the social and historical circumstances surrounding their creation.

  • Explores the biographical mystery of the identities of the characters

Overview

This introduction provides a concise overview of the central issues and critical responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets, looking at the themes, images, and structure of his work, as well as the social and historical circumstances surrounding their creation.

  • Explores the biographical mystery of the identities of the characters addressed.
  • Examines the intangible aspects of each sonnet, such as eroticism and imagination.
  • A helpful appendix offers a summary of each poem with descriptions of key literary figures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405113984
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series, #21
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction: Shakespeare’s Perfectly Wilde Sonnets.

2. Identity.

3. Beauty.

4. Love.

5. Numbers.

6. Time.

Appendix: The Matter of the Sonnets.

Notes.

Works Cited.

Index

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