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Shakespeare's Sonnets

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ISBN-10: 0300024959

ISBN-13: 9780300024951

Edition: 1980

Authors: William Shakespeare, Stephen Booth

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Folger Shakespeare Library The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies - Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the page facing each sonnet - A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning - An index of first lines - An essay by Professor Lynne Magnusson, a leading Shakespeare scholar, providing a modern perspective on the poems - Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., 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…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 603
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.25" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 1.804
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,…    

Born in Lancashire, Stephen Booth has been a newspaper and magazine journalist for 25 years. He has worked as a rugby reporter, a night shift sub-editor on the 'Scottish Daily Express' and Production Editor of the 'Farming Guardian' magazine, in addition to spells on local newspapers in the North of England. Stephen lives in a Georgian dower house in Nottinghamshire with his wife, three cats and goats. His interests include folklore, the Internet and walking in the Peak District.