Shakespeare's Sonnets

Product Number: EB00715849
Released: Jan 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541529076
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Description

Along with writing comedic and dramatic plays, William Shakespeare was also a master poet. Using the sonnet structure (three quatrains and a final couplet composed in iambic pentameter), he composed 154 poems covering timeless themes of love, beauty, and mortality. The poems' subjects—the Fair Youth, the Dark Lady, and the Rival Poet—have become nearly as famous as the sonnets themselves. While not the first to write poems in sonnet form, Shakespeare's sonnets are considered the most influential examples of this style. The sonnets were first published in a 1609 quarto; this is an unabridged collection of all of Shakespeare's iconic sonnets, including Sonnet 18 ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"), Sonnet 116 ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds/ Admit impediments"), and Sonnet 130 ("My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun").

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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics, Poetry
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2018

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CD
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Narrator(s): Simon Callow
Genre: Poetry
Product Number DD13856
Released: Oct 10, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781598870077
eBook
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00638571
Released: Aug 16, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501150333
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00677293
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781627932240

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