The Sonnets and Narrative Poems [NOOK Book]

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"The Sonnets and Narrative Poems" collects together all the non-dramatic poetry of William Shakespeare. While Shakespeare is known best for his plays he also wrote numerous love sonnets and a handful of narrative poems which are excellent literary works in their own right. The narrative poems include two erotically themed works, "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece" as well as the romantic narratives of "A Lover's Complaint" and "The Phoenix and the Turtle". Shakespeare also wrote a collection of 154 love sonnets. Believed to be written
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The Sonnets and Narrative Poems

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Overview

"The Sonnets and Narrative Poems" collects together all the non-dramatic poetry of William Shakespeare. While Shakespeare is known best for his plays he also wrote numerous love sonnets and a handful of narrative poems which are excellent literary works in their own right. The narrative poems include two erotically themed works, "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece" as well as the romantic narratives of "A Lover's Complaint" and "The Phoenix and the Turtle". Shakespeare also wrote a collection of 154 love sonnets. Believed to be written throughout his lifetime there is some dispute as to the intended order of "The Sonnets". It is thought that he planned two contrasting series for the poems. The first is of the desire for a married woman of dark complexion, the so-called "dark lady", and the other about the conflicted love of a fair young man, the "fair youth". This classic collection of non-dramatic poetry shows Shakespeare in a different light than his dramatic works and helps to exemplify the full breadth of his immense literary talents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420936490
  • Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 870,477
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Classic

    I bought this specific version of Shakespeare's sonnets and narrative poems for my mother's birthday because, aside form the fact that she loves Shakespeare, I wanted to give her something that was timelessly classic--just like her. If you plan on gifting Shakespeare's sonnets to someone or just want to have a copy for yourself I would strongly recommend this version over other ones. This Knopf Doubleday edition is classic literature printed in a classic, beautiful and quality hardcover format. The binding, pages and typeface really set this book apart, as do the extremely informative (and interesting) introduction, chronology and footnotes. This one is a definite keeper!

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