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Without a doubt the most important of Shakespeare's nondramatic works, the sonnets have engendered reams of scholarly disputation as to the identity of "the dark lady" and the "lovely boy" to whom the vast majority are addressed. Controversy has also long simmered over the full name of the "W.H." of the dedication. What is not in dispute is the superior quality of these lyrics, which rank among the finest sonnets ever written—in any language.
Overt 150 poems deal with love, friendship, the tyranny of time, beauty's evanescence in power, death, and other themes in language unsurpassed in power, precision, and beauty. Now this inexpensive Dover edition enables any lover of poetry or fine literature to have this exquisite verse in his or her personal library. A brief glossary illuminates a number of archaic terms.
They cannot be anything other than superb, and are essential reading for anyone who is interested inEnglish literature.Published 17 days ago by Sandra Braude
Shakespeare is always. This collection of his sonnets is a great read. 154 sonnets, read one per day, and read the whole collection twice a year . . .Published 25 days ago by Bob Lands
Shakespeare is a mainstay of English literature. His genius is necessitate to the innovation of creating language, metamorphosis and bright images. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Griffin Garcon
This colection is a great value considering it is free. I have referenced these works countless times when researching and writing my own poetry. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alex Rogers
How would I describe the plot of this book, Amazon asks. It has no plot, it's a more-than-brilliant collection of poetry in sonnet form. Which of these words describes the mood? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Allen Smalling
This is a light weight book to carry around and read while waiting but Helen Vendler's book offers on the same page each sonnet in modern English and how it was originally printed... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anita