Shakespeare's Sonnets


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143911708X
Category: Drama
Page: 432
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A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare’s sonnets, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the facing page of each sonnet -A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning -An index of first lines -Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Complete Sonnets


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111431
Category: Poetry
Page: 80
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Over 150 exquisite poems deal with love, friendship, the tyranny of time, beauty's evanescence, death, and other themes in language of remarkable power, precision, and beauty. Glossary of archaic terms.

So Long as Men Can Breathe

The Untold Story of Shakespeare s Sonnets
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306818059
Category: Poetry
Page: 304
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In this lively, fascinating account of the publication of Shakespeare's Sonnets, noted biographer Clinton Heylin brings their convoluted history to light, beginning with the first complete appearance of the Sonnets in print in May, 1609. He introduces us to the “unholy alliance” involved in this precarious enterprise: Thomas Thorpe, the publisher, a self-described “well wishing adventurer;” George Eld, the printer, heavily embroiled in large-scale pirating; William Aspley, the prestigious bookseller, who mysteriously ended his association with Thorpe soon after. Leaving the calamitous world of Elizabethan publishing, Heylin goes on to chart the many editions of the Sonnets through the years and the editorial decisions that led to their present configuration. Passionate, astute, and brilliantly entertaining, the result is a concise and vivid history of perhaps the greatest poetry ever written.

The Complete Sonnets and Poems


Author: William Shakespeare,Colin Burrow
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198184317
Category: Poetry
Page: 750
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'This Complete Sonnets and Poems is a distinguished addition to a distinguished series. It will repay continuing study, and act as a valuable point of reference for readers concerned more generally with Shakespeare's art and language. Colin Burrow's good sense, tact and balance as aneditor are deeply impressive.' -H. R. Woudhuysen, Times Literary SupplementThis is the only fully annotated and modernized edition to bring together Shakespeare's Sonnets as well as all his poems (including those attributed to him after his death). A full introduction discusses his development as a poet, and how the poems relate to his plays; detailed notes explain the language and allusions in clear modern English. While accessibly written, the edition takes account of the most recent scholarship and criticism.

Shakespeare's Sonnet Story


Author: N.A
Publisher: Ardent Media
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 680
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Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501128876
Category: Drama
Page: 704
View: 426
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A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Full explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of each sonnet and poem -A brief introduction to each sonnet and poem, providing insight into its possible meaning -An index of first lines -Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Shakespeare's Sonnet Story 1592-1598, Restoring the Sonnets Written to the Earl of Southampton to Their Original Books and Correlating Them with Personal Phases of the Plays of the Sonnet Period (Classic Reprint)


Author: Arthur Acheson
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780260395429
Category: Drama
Page: 716
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Excerpt from Shakespeare's Sonnet Story 1592-1598, Restoring the Sonnets Written to the Earl of Southampton to Their Original Books and Correlating Them With Personal Phases of the Plays of the Sonnet Period At the present time the most unhesitating supporter of Halliwell - Phillipps' theory is naturally Sir Sidney Lee, whose Life of William Shakespeare is based upon the Out lines. Sir Sidney, like halliwell-phillipps, disallows the possibility Of finding self-revelation in the plays or sonnets, and confines the biographical portions Of his work largely to the literal details used by halliwell-phillipps specifically eschewing what he refers to as esthetic criticism. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 203
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Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Court of Navarre


Author: David Honneyman
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773485327
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 207
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Suggests that the lost frame of reference for the Sonnets is to be found in France. The Dark Lady, it appears, was French and the sonnet story took place not in Shakespeare's England but at the Court of Navarre. Moreover, the lady was not Shakespeare's mistress, for he was not the original sonnet poet but an adapter, who turned French sonnets into English.

The Portrait of Mr. W. H.


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1531249280
Category: Fiction
Page: 46
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Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of The Portrait of Mr. W. H. includes a table of contents.

Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0307823679
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
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The greatest sonnets ever written, by the greatest poet and playwright in the English language--now in a handsome edition featuring exquisite color illustrations.

Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets


Author: J B Leishman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135032777
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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First published in 1961. This study analyses Shakespeare's treatment of the universal themes of Beauty, Love and Time. He compares Shakespeare with other great poets and sonnet writers - Pindar, Horace and Ovid, with Petrarch, Tasso and Ronsart, with Shakespeare's own English predecessors and contemporaries, notably Spenser, Daniel and Drayton and with John Donne. By discussing their resemblances and differences, a not altogether orthodox picture of Shakespeare's attitude to life is presented, which suggests that he was not as phlegmatic and equable a person as critics have often supposed.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Self, Love and Art
Author: Philip Martin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521144636
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 180
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This study closely analyses sonnets to bring out what they can tell us of different kinds of love, particularly self-love, the relation of these to the world of natural growth and temporal succession, and finally the ways in which art can properly be defined as a form of love.

On Shakespeare's Sonnets

A Poets' Celebration
Author: Hannah Crawforth,Elizabeth Scott-Baumann
Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare
ISBN: 9781474221580
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
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In the four hundred years since Shakespeare's death, the Sonnets have invited imitation, homage, critique, parody and pastiche. These new poems probe our relationship to the Sonnets' intricate form and ambitious scope, their investigation of sexuality, wit, memory and poetic survival. These sonnets and longer lyrics explore what it means to write 'on Shakespeare's Sonnets' in the 21st century. Published in association with the Royal Society of Literature contributing poets include: Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Paul Muldoon, Ruth Padel, Simon Armitage, Roger McGough and Jo Shapcott.

Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: a Very Short Introduction


Author: Jonathan F. S. Post
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198717571
Category:
Page: 152
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Not for nothing is William Shakespeare considered possibly the most famous writer in history; his works have had a lasting effect on culture, vocabularies, and art. His plays contain some of our most well-known lines (how often have you heard the phrase 'To be or not to be'?), yet whilst his poems may often feel less familiar than his plays they have also seeped into our cultural history (who has not heard of ''Shall I compare thee to a summer's day'?). In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan Post introduces all of Shakespeare's poetry: the Sonnets; the two great narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece; A Lover's Complaint; and The Phoenix and Turtle. Describing Shakespeare's double identity as both poet and playwright, in conjunction with several of his contemporaries, Post evaluates the reciprocal advantages as well as the different strategies and strains that came with writing for the stage and the page. Tackling the debates surrounding the disputed authorship of Shakespeare's poems, he also considers the printing history of Shakespeare's canon, and the genres favoured by the bard. Exploring their reception, both with contemporary audiences and through the ages until today, Post explores the core themes of love and lust, and analyzes how the sonnets compare with other great love poetry of the English Renaissance. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 103
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Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets

A New Commentary
Author: Don Paterson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571263992
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 528
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Shakespeare's Sonnets are as important and vital today as they were when first published four hundred years ago. Perhaps no collection of verse before or since has so captured the imagination of readers and lovers; certainly no poem has come under such intense critical scrutiny, and presented the reader with such a bewildering number of alternative interpretations. In this illuminating and often irreverent guide, Don Paterson offers a fresh and direct approach to the Sonnets, asking what they can still mean to the twenty-first century reader. In a series of fascinating and highly entertaining commentaries placed alongside the poems themselves, Don Paterson discusses the meaning, technique, hidden structure and feverish narrative of the Sonnets, as well as the difficulties they present for the modern reader. Most importantly, however, he looks at what they tell us about William Shakespeare the lover - and what they might still tell us about ourselves. Full of energetic analysis, plain-English translations and challenging mini-essays on the craft of poetry - not to mention some wild speculation - this approachable handbook to the Sonnets offers an indispensable insight into our greatest Elizabethan writer by one of the leading poets of our own day.

The Sonnets


Author: Harold Bloom,Brett Foster
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438112599
Category: Sonnets, English
Page: 388
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Shakespeare's 154 sonnets describe aspects of two different loves experienced by the speaker, and is considered among the best verses in the English language. This invaluable new study guide contains a selection of the best criticism through the centuries of Shakespeare's sonnets. Students will benefit from the abundant features included in this volume, such as an introduction by Harold Bloom, analysis of key lines, and more.

Shakespeare's Sonnets


Author: Paul Edmondson,Stanley Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199256105
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 194
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The sonnets are among the most accomplished and fascinating poems in the English language. They are central to an understanding of Shakespeare's work as a poet and poetic dramatist, and while their autobiographical relevance is uncertain, no account of Shakespeare's life can afford to ignore them. So many myths and superstitions have arisen around these poems, relating for example to their possible addressees, to their coherence as a sequence, to their dates of composition, to their relation to other poetry of the period and to Shakespeare's plays, that even the most naive reader will find it difficult to read them with an innocent mind. Shakespeare's Sonnets dispels the myths and focuses on the poems. Considering different possible ways of reading the Sonnets, Wells and Edmondson place them in a variety of literary and dramatic contexts--in relation to other poetry of the period, to Shakespeare's plays, as poems for performance, and in relation to their reception and reputation. Selected sonnets are discussed in depth, but the book avoids the jargon of theoretical criticism. Shakespeare's Sonnets is an exciting contribution to the Oxford Shakespeare Topics, ideal for students and the general reader interested in these intriguing poems."