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Sonnets

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ISBN-10: 0521861187

ISBN-13: 9780521861182

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, Stephen Orgel, G. Blakemore Evans, Brian Gibbons, A. R. Braunmuller

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In his own time, Shakespeare was best known to the reading public as a poet, and even today copies of his Sonnets regularly outsell everything else he wrote. For this new edition, Stephen Orgel offers a warmly personal and original introduction to Shakespeare's best-loved and most widely read poems. Careful readings emphasize their sexual and temperamental ambiguity, their textual history and the special perils an editor faces when modernizing the original quarto's spelling, punctuation, and even layout. The edition retains the text of the Sonnets prepared by Gwynne Evans, together with his detailed notes on each, and a line-by-line commentary. Throughout, the 'voices' of the sonnets appear…    
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Book details

List price: $69.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/22/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 292
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.21" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.298
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
Preface
List of abbreviations and conventions
Introduction
Note on the text
The Sonnets
The Commentary
Textual analysis
Manuscript copies of the Sonnets
Reading list
Index of first lines