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The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint (New Penguin Shakespeare) By William Shakespeare

The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint (New Penguin Shakespeare)
by William Shakespeare

An elaborately annotated edition of Shakespeare's masterpieces of wit and erotic word-play. Kerrigan provides an illuminating Introduction to the volume as a whole, together with commentaries on the poems, a textual history, and suggestions for further reading.

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The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint Summary


When this volume of Shakespeare's poems first appeared in 1609, he had already written most of the great plays that made him famous. The 154 sonnets - all but two of which are addressed to a beautiful young man or a treacherous 'dark lady' - contain some of the most exquisite and haunting poetry ever written, and deal with eternal subjects such as love and infidelity, memory and mortality, and the destruction wreaked by Time. Also included is A Lover's Complaint, originally published with the sonnets, in which a young woman is overheard lamenting her betrayal by a heartless seducer.

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GOR003821693
The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint (New Penguin Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2005-09-29
464
0141021993
9780141021997
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