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Complete Sonnets and Poems

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ISBN-10: 019281933X

ISBN-13: 9780192819338

Edition: 2002

Authors: William Shakespeare, Colin Burrow

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This 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) in one volume. A full introduction discusses his development as a poet, and how the poems relate to the plays, and detailed notes explain the language and allusions. While accessibly written, the edition takes account of the most recent scholarship and criticism.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Shakespeare the Poet
Venus and Adonis
Publication and Date of Composition
Dedication
Literary Milieu
Lucrece
Publication and Date of Composition
The Argument, Sources, and Politics
Reading (in) Lucrece
Rape and Consent
The Passionate Pilgrim
'Let the bird of loudest lay'
Shakespeare's Sonnets
Publication and Circulation
Dedication
Date and Sequence
Sources
Reading the Sonnets
A Lover's Complaint
Date and Attribution
The Poem and its Context
Poems Attributed to Shakespeare in the Seventeenth Century
'Shall I die?'
A Funeral Elegy
Editorial Procedures
Abbreviations and References
Venus and Adonis
Lucrece
The Passionate Pilgrim
'Let the Bird of Loudest Lay'
Shakespeare's Sonnets
A Lover's Complaint
Appendix
Poems Attributed to Shakespeare in the Seventeenth Century
Index
Index of First Lines