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ISBN-10: 0553213091

ISBN-13: 9780553213096

Edition: 1988

Authors: William Shakespeare, David Bevington, David Scott Kastan, James Hammersmith, Robert Kean Turner

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THE POEMS VENUS AND ADONIS THE RAPE OF LUCRECE THE PHOENIX AND TURTLE A LOVER’S COMPLAINT THE SONNETS This volume in the exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare features: vivid, readable introductions for each poem by noted scholar David Bevington modern spelling and punctuation comprehensive text notes an up-to-date, annotated bibliography an index to the first lines of the sonnets THE POEMS Shakespeare’s greatest achievement in nondramatic verse was his collection of 154 magnificent sonnets that portray a tumultuous world of love, rivalry, and conflict among a poet, an aristocratic young man, a rival poet, and a mysterious “dark lady.” More profound than other…    
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Book details

List price: $6.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
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,…