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The Sonnets: The Pelican Shakespeare
     

The Sonnets: The Pelican Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare, Alfred Harbage (Editor), Douglas Bush (Editor)
 

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"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and

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"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged.

Each volume features:
* Authoritative, reliable texts
* High quality introductions and notes
* New, more readable trade trim size
* An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140714234
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/30/1963
Series:
Pelican Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
14 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
United States of America in Penguin Books 1961
Revised edition published 1970
This new edition edited by Stephen Orgel with an Introduction by John Hollander published 2001

 

Copyright © Penguin Books Inc., 1961, 1970

Copyright © Penguin Putnam Inc., 2001
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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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