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This edition contains all 154 sonnets attributed to Shakespeare. Questions of attribution, autobiographical content, dates of the sonnets, and their publishing history are discussed in the introduction along with some comparison of these sonnets with other poetry of the time. Edited by Hyder E. Rollins, this thoughtful volume also includes an index of first lines and a list of principal dates in the life of Shakespeare.
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Like the plays in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, The Sonnets has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. Each sonnet is presented with accompanying material which aims to enrich your own experience of the poem, whilst leaving you to make your own mind up about the sonnet rather than having someone else's interpretation and judgement handed down to you. You will find help with unfamiliar words, with imagery, and with other 'poetic' features, as well as suggestions for practical work.From the Inside Flap:
Shakespeare's sonnets, the greatest of Elizabethan sonnet sequences, were first published in an unauthorized version in 1609. William Shakespeare was then forty-five years old, a successful playwright, a country gentleman, and an affluent member of the Globe, the most important theatrical enterprise in London.
Although the sonnets are among the finest poems in the English language, questions about them have preoccupied scholars for several hundred years. This edition portrays the sonnets in the order and sequence thought to be traditional.
This edition of the sonnets also includes imaginative, flowing illustrations of Charles Robinson. One of the most popular of Edwardian artists, he was acclaimed for his highly original coloring and flights of fantasy. His illustrations add an unusual dimension to the sonnets, which are unequalled in their poetic power, exploration of intimate human relationships, and sensitivity to tragedy of human aspirations.
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Book Description Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1951. paperback. Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP93224967