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. Editor Booth provides commentary that ranges from brief glosses to substantial critical essays.
 

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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

Contents

The Text of the 1609 Quarto Apsley imprint the HuntingtonBridgewater copy and an Edited Text Printed in Parallel
1
Commentary
135
Abbreviations Used in the Commentary
539
Appendixes
543
Index to the Commentary
555
Index of First Lines
574
Additional Notes 1978
579
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About the author (2000)

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 an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.

Stephen Booth's fourteen novels featuring Cooper and Fry, all to be published by Witness, have sold over half a million copies around the world.

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