- Series: The New Cambridge Shakespeare
- Paperback: 315 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 26, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521294037
- ISBN-13: 978-0521294034
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 402 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,450,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Sonnets (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)
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This new edition focuses on Shakespeare's Sonnets as poems, often subtly linked. Anthony Hecht and Gwynne Blakemore Evans address the perennial questions about The Sonnets, their autobiographical content, the identity of the lovers, and the circumstances of publication. The volume will appeal to a new generation of students and poetry-lovers.
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This economical edition puts a great work of art in hardcopy form for all to enjoy. Strong recommendation.
The book of Sonnets is a great addition to any Shakespeare collection. Beautifully written by the master.
There are other publishers that make Shakespeare easier to read, providing original text against a more modern rendering. While those do a fair job, no one comes close (in my opinion) to capturing the ease and user-friendliness of SparkNotes.
When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts my self almost despising,
Haply I think on thee,-- and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
IF that's not enough see
cxvi, is that 116?
cxxxv, is that 135?
cxliv (what the hell is l in Roman numerals?)
They're all good but 29 is best for me.