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Shakespeare's Sonnets, and A Lover's Complaint

By William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

Shakespeare's sonnets are the most famous collection of love poems in the English language. Here Shakespeare celebrated his passionate friendship with a young man, deplored his friend's seduction by Shakespeare's own mistress, expressed his chagrin at the friend's relationship with a rival poet, and in the final group of poems explored his own humiliated infatuation with "a woman colored ill"--the Dark Lady who has tempted his "better angel" from him.

Lyrically beautiful and psychologically fascinating, the sonnets exert a double appeal: as individual poems, and as a complexly interrelated sequence. All 154 poems are presented here in a freshly edited text, along with Shakespeare's wry, touching portrait of a forsaken maiden in A Lover's Complaint, a poem first printed with the sonnets in 1609. This volume also includes little-known alternative versions of four of the sonnets.

The text of this edition is that prepared for the forthcoming Complete Oxford Shakespeare.

About the Editor:

Stanley Wells is General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare and Senior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

1985

ISBN

0198129467


Format: Book
Author: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Title: Shakespeare's Sonnets, and A lover's complaint / edited, with an introduction, by Stanley Wells.
Publisher Date: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Subject: Sonnets, English
Isbn: 0198129467 0192820265 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 821.3 Sha
Oclc: 12132379
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Bib Id: 122183

Format: Book
Author: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Title: Shakespeare's Sonnets, and A lover's complaint / edited, with an introduction, by Stanley Wells.
Publisher, Date: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Description: v, 201 p. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Sonnets, English
Other Author: Wells, Stanley, 1930-
Other Author: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Other Title: Sonnets.
Other Title: Lover's complaint.
LCCN: 85011578
ISBN: 0198129467
ISBN: 0192820265 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 821.3 Sha