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The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint (Penguin Classics)

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When a volume of poetry entitled Shake-speares Sonnets. Neuer before Imprinted appeared in 1609, Shakespeare was forty-five and most of his greatest plays had seen several performances. Some of the sonnets, speaking of the begetting of children, mortality and memory, art, desire and jealousy, are addressed to a beloved youth; others are addressed to a treacherous mistress, a "dark lady." Appended to the sonnets is "A Lover's Complaint, " a beautiful poem in rhyme-royal in which a young woman is overheard lamenting her betrayal by a heartless seducer.<P>While Shakespeare's biographers continue their investigations, readers may find the "secret" of the sonnets in the poetry itself. In this spirit John Kerrigan provides an illuminating Introduction to the volume as a whole, together with 258 pages of commentaries on the poems, a textual history, and suggestions for further reading.

Synopsis:

"The Sonnets" trace the course of Shakespeare's affection for a young patron of rank and beauty. Other characters are alluded to who evidently played a real part in the writer's life. In the poem "A Lover's Complaint", a young woman is overheard lamenting her betrayal by a heartless seducer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140436846
Editor:
Kerrigan, John
Introduction:
Kerrigan, John
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Kerrigan, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Sonnets, English
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.81x5.09x.92 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , "The Sonnets" trace the course of Shakespeare's affection for a young patron of rank and beauty. Other characters are alluded to who evidently played a real part in the writer's life. In the poem "A Lover's Complaint", a young woman is overheard lamenting her betrayal by a heartless seducer.
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