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Shakespeare's Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint (edition 1990)

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The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare

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This is one of the books about William Shakespeare. This book describe the life of William Shakespeare in the view of his friend,Toby. ( )
  yasunoriy | Jan 18, 2010 |
I had to read it for school. It was overanalysed. ( )
  NicoleHC | May 16, 2007 |
In "A Lover's Complaint," a poem in rhyme royal, a nameless maiden complains of her seduction by a charming but untrustworthy young man. Read with the Sonnets, this poem echoes the private tragedies of love and grief that Shakespeare stages in that sequence.
  antimuzak | Jan 31, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140436847, Paperback)

William Shakespeare is a global icon for his plays such as Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, but his poetic meditations on love are among the most powerful and evocative poems ever written. This "Penguin Classics" edition of "Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint" is edited by John Kerrigan. 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' The language of Shakespeare's sonnets has become inseparable from the language of love in English; but the force and tenderness of these poems is undiminished by age. 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, 'Mr W.H.', 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. In his illuminating introduction, John Kerrigan examines how the sonnets are intertwined, the ways in which these works have been interpreted and the themes running through them. This edition also includes further reading, commentaries on each poem, a textual history, variant and further sonnets and an index of first lines. If you enjoyed "Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint", you might like John Milton's "Paradise Lost", also available in "Penguin Classics". "Shakespeare led a life of allegory: his works are the comments on it". (John Keats).

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Shakespeare's sonnets are masterpieces of wit and elaborate erotic word-play, dealing with themes of mortality and memory, art, desire and jealousy. Appended to the sonnets is 'A Lover's Complaint', a poem in rhyme royal in which a women is betrayed. Originally published: 1986.… (more)

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Two editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140436847, 0141021993

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