The Sonnets: The Pelican Shakespeare

The Sonnets: The Pelican Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare
     
 

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The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel
 
The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the

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The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel
 
The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.
 
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140714531
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Pelican Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
403,739
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright Page

Introduction

Dedication

 

The Sonnets

 

Index of First Lines

THE PELICAN SHAKESPEARE GENERAL EDITORS STEPHEN ORGEL A. R. BRAUNMULLER

The Sonnets

135

WHo ever hath her wifh, thou haft thy will,
And Will too boote,and Will in oucr-plus,
More then enough am i that vexe thee ftill,
To thv sweet will making addition thus.
Wilt thou whofe will is large and spatious,
Not once vouchfafe to hide my will in thine,
Shall will in others feeme right gracious,
And in my will no faire acceptance shine:
The sea all water, yet receiues raine still,
And in aboundance addeth to his store,
So thou beeing rich in Will adde to thy Will,
One will ofrcine to make thy large Will more.
Let no vakinde, no faire beseechers kill,
Thinke all but one, and me in that one Will.

 

 

 

The playfully autobiographical (and wittily obscene) Sonnet 135 in its original form in the 1609 quarto, a good example of the ambiguities of early modern typography.

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The Sonnets edited by Douglas Bush published in the
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING IN PUBLICATION DATA

 

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
The sonnets / William Shakespeare ;
edited by Stephen Orgel ; with an introduction by John Hollander.
p. cm. - (The Pelican Shakespeare)

eISBN : 978-0-140-71453-1

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April, 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He died on April 23, 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. 

A. R. Braunmuller is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has written critical volumes on George Peele and George Chapman and has edited plays in both the Oxford (King John) and Cambridge (Macbeth) series of Shakespeare editions. He is also general editor of The New Cambridge Shakespeare. 

Stephen Orgel is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of the Humanities at Stanford University and general editor of the Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture. His books include Imagining ShakespeareThe Authentic ShakespeareImpersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare’s England and The Illusion of Power.

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