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Overview

Sonnets are for romantics, starry-eyed lovers and ardent hearts. And Shakespeare’s sonnets are the best ever written. But this is why they are also for cynics, for star-crossed lovers and for those who know the anguish of unrequited love. Some of them are written to a young man, some of them to a woman. And although the poems are full of mystery—why did Shakespeare write them, what was his sexuality?—each one speaks to us from across the centuries of love, hate and the intensity of being alive. Includes exclusive content: In the "Backstory" end materials you can find a short, handy, funny guide to everything you might want to know about Shakespeare and his sonnets.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508442271
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/11/2015
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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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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