The Sonnets Of William Shakespeare

The Sonnets Of William Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare
     
 

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"In his own time, Shakespeare was best known to the reading public as a poet, and even today copies of his Sonnets regularly outsell everything else he wrote. For this new edition, Stephen Orgel offers a warmly personal and original introduction to Shakespeare's best-loved and most widely read poems. Careful readings emphasise their sexual and temperamental ambiguity,…  See more details below

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"In his own time, Shakespeare was best known to the reading public as a poet, and even today copies of his Sonnets regularly outsell everything else he wrote. For this new edition, Stephen Orgel offers a warmly personal and original introduction to Shakespeare's best-loved and most widely read poems. Careful readings emphasise their sexual and temperamental ambiguity, their textual history and the special perils an editor faces when modernising the original quarto's spelling, punctuation and even layout." The edition retains the text of the Sonnets prepared by Gwynne Evans, together with his detailed notes on each, and a line-by-line commentary. Throughout, the 'voices' of the Sonnets appear in all their intricacy and dramatic power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434499202
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(d)

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William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564.  Regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time, he is the author not only of sonnets, but of such plays as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.


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