The Sonnets (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series) / Edition 2 by William Shakespeare | 9780521678377 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Sonnets (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series) / Edition 2

The Sonnets (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series) / Edition 2

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521678374

ISBN-13: 9780521678377

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 edition, Stephen Orgel offers a warmly personal and original introduction to Shakespeare's best-loved and most widely read poems. Careful readings emphasize their sexual and temperamental ambiguity,

Overview

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 edition, Stephen Orgel offers a warmly personal and original introduction to Shakespeare's best-loved and most widely read poems. Careful readings emphasize their sexual and temperamental ambiguity, their textual history and the special perils an editor faces when modernizing 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:
9780521678377
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
783,041
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction Stephen Orgel; Note on the text; The Sonnets; The commentary; Textual analysis; Appendix: manuscript copies of the Sonnets; Reading list; Index of first lines.

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