Shakespeare's Sonnets (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 23, 2011 - Drama - 432 pages
13 Reviews
A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare's sonnets, complete with valuable tools for educators.

The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include:

· Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on page facing each sonnet
· A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning
· An index of first lines
· Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books
· An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets
  

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User Review  - Krystle - Goodreads

What can I say? If you love Shakespeare, you're definitely gonna love this one. All his Sonnets in one book, along with detailed explanation notes to help with the meanings of each sonnet. Loved it! Read full review

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User Review  - Lily Liberty - Goodreads

Oh William and his incredible way with words. No literary figure has possessed the ability to capture the authentic aspects of the human condition as perfectly as Shakespeare. Through the sonnets ... Read full review

Contents

Sonnets 1
3
Sonnets 2
5
Sonnets 3
7
Sonnets 4
9
Sonnets 5
11
Sonnets 6
13
Sonnets 7
15
Sonnets 8
17
Sonnets 83
171
Sonnets 84
173
Sonnets 85
175
Sonnets 86
177
Sonnets 87
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Sonnets 88
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Sonnets 89
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Sonnets 90
185

Sonnets 9
19
Sonnets 10
21
Sonnets 11
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Sonnets 12
27
Sonnets 13
29
Sonnets 14
31
Sonnets 15
33
Sonnets 16
35
Sonnets 17
37
Sonnets 18
39
Sonnets 19
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Sonnets 20
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Sonnets 21
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Sonnets 22
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Sonnets 23
51
Sonnets 24
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Sonnets 25
55
Sonnets 26
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Sonnets 27
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Sonnets 28
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Sonnets 29
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Sonnets 30
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Sonnets 31
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Sonnets 32
69
Sonnets 33
71
Sonnets 34
73
Sonnets 35
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Sonnets 36
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Sonnets 37
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Sonnets 38
81
Sonnets 39
83
Sonnets 40
85
Sonnets 41
87
Sonnets 42
89
Sonnets 43
91
Sonnets 44
93
Sonnets 45
95
Sonnets 46
97
Sonnets 47
99
Sonnets 48
101
Sonnets 49
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Sonnets 50
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Sonnets 51
107
Sonnets 52
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Sonnets 53
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Sonnets 54
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Sonnets 55
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Sonnets 56
117
Sonnets 57
119
Sonnets 58
121
Sonnets 59
123
Sonnets 60
125
Sonnets 61
127
Sonnets 62
129
Sonnets 63
131
Sonnets 64
133
Sonnets 65
135
Sonnets 66
137
Sonnets 67
139
Sonnets 68
141
Sonnets 69
143
Sonnets 70
145
Sonnets 71
147
Sonnets 72
149
Sonnets 73
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Sonnets 74
153
Sonnets 75
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Sonnets 76
157
Sonnets 77
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Sonnets 78
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Sonnets 79
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Sonnets 80
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Sonnets 81
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Sonnets 82
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Sonnets 91
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Sonnets 92
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Sonnets 93
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Sonnets 94
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Sonnets 95
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Sonnets 96
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Sonnets 97
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Sonnets 98
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Sonnets 99
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Sonnets 100
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Sonnets 101
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Sonnets 102
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Sonnets 103
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Sonnets 104
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Sonnets 105
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Sonnets 106
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Sonnets 107
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Sonnets 108
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Sonnets 109
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Sonnets 110
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Sonnets 111
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Sonnets 112
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Sonnets 113
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Sonnets 114
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Sonnets 115
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Sonnets 116
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Sonnets 117
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Sonnets 118
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Sonnets 119
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Sonnets 120
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Sonnets 121
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Sonnets 122
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Sonnets 123
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Sonnets 124
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Sonnets 125
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Sonnets 126
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Sonnets 127
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Sonnets 128
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Sonnets 129
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Sonnets 130
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Sonnets 131
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Sonnets 132
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Sonnets 133
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Sonnets 134
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Sonnets 135
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Sonnets 136
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Sonnets 137
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Sonnets 138
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Sonnets 139
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Sonnets 140
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Sonnets 141
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Sonnets 142
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Sonnets 143
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Sonnets 144
297
Sonnets 145
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Sonnets 146
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Sonnets 147
303
Sonnets 148
305
Sonnets 149
307
Sonnets 150
309
Sonnets 151
311
Sonnets 152
315
Sonnets 153
317
Sonnets 154
319
Two Sonnets from The Passionate Pilgrim
320
Longer Notes
323
Textual Notes
335
Appendix of Intertextual Material
341
A Modern Perspective
355
Further Reading
371
Index to Illustrations
383
Index of First Lines
387
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About the author (2011)

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—their older daughter Susanna and the twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent, not in Stratford, but in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright, but as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Sometime between 1610 and 1613, Shakespeare is thought to have retired from the stage and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616.

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