Sonnets

Product Number: EB00478941
Released: Jul 28, 2014
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ISBN: #9781908968746
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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William Shakespeare is thought to have written his sonnets for a private audience over several years before they were first published in 1609. The verses that compose the sonnets are often subversive, elusive and intimate, shaping an erotic body of poetry in the pursuit of the depths of emotion. Shakespeare's Sonnets express both the narrator's pure love for a 'fair youth , and his uncontrollable desire for a dark lady. There has been much debate concerning the identity of the individuals to whom the sonnets are addressed, and the mysterious dedication "To the onlie begetter of these insuing sonnets Mr W Hall happinesse and that eternitie promised by our ever-living poet wisheth the well-wishing adventurer in setting forth", which appears in the 1609 edition, offers no clear evidence. Shakespeare's sonnets are among the finest ever written in English.

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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Jan 29, 2013

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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Product Number EB00051415
Released: Aug 22, 2013
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ISBN: #9781490600499
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Narrator(s): Alex Jennings
Genre: Poetry
Product Number Z10009935
Released: Nov 24, 1997
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9789629546700

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