Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Yale University Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 583 pages
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This prize-winning work provides a facsimile of the 1609 Quarto printed in parallel with a conservatively edited, modernized text, as well as commentary that ranges from brief glosses to substantial critical essays. Stephen Booth's notes help a modern reader toward the kind of understanding that Renaissance readers brought to the works.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets (Classic, HighBridge)

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Since we will never hear tapes of Keats or Shakespeare reading, and several recordings by actors exist (e.g., John Keats: Selected Poems, Blackstone Audio, 1993; Sonnets by William Shakespeare ... Read full review

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Just finished reading these again. I am quite a fan of his sonnets, and the English sonnet is perhaps my favorite form of poetry, after the epic. I think that his poems are very poignant, and that his ... Read full review


The Text of the 1609 Quarto Apsley imprint the HuntingtonBridgewater copy and an Edited Text Printed in Parallel
Abbreviations Used in the Commentary
Index to the Commentary
Index of First Lines
Additional Notes 1978

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About the author (2000)

Stephen Booth is at the University of California, Berkeley.

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