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Poems Venus and Adonis, the Rape of Lucrece, the Phoenix and the Turtle, the Passionate Pilgrim, a Lover's Complaint

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ISBN-10: 0521671620

ISBN-13: 9780521671620

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, John Roe, Brian Gibbons, A. R. Braunmuller

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This is a fully annotated edition of all the poems which are now generally regarded as Shakespeare's, excluding the Sonnets. It contains Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, and A Lover's Complaint. The introduction to the two long narrative poems examines their place within the classical and Renaissance European traditions, an issue which also applies to The Phoenix and the Turtle. John Roe analyses the conditions in which the collection was produced, and weighs the evidence for and against Shakespeare's authorship of A Lover's Complaint and the much-debated question of its genre. He demonstrates how in his management of formal tropes…    
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
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,…    

John Roe is Senior Lecturer at the University of York.

List of illustrations
List of abbreviations and conventions
Venus and Adonis
The Rape of Lucrece
The Phoenix and the Turtle
The Passionate Pilgrim
A Lover's Complaint
Recent critical interpretations
Note on the text
Principles of collation
Venus and Adonis
The Rape of Lucrece
The Phoenix and the Turtle
The Passionate Pilgrim
A Lover's Complaint
Supplementary notes
Textual analysis
Reading list