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The Sonnets

The Sonnets

Signet Classic Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Author

Sylvan Barnet - Editor/introduction

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ISBN 9780451527271 | 288 pages | 01 Mar 1999 | Signet Classic | 4.21 x 6.77in | 18 - AND UP
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The Newly Revised Signet Classic Shakespeare Series

The work of the world's greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars.

  • An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and sonnets by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University
  • Special introduction to The Sonnets, by W.H. Auden
  • Facsimilies of the 1609 quarto edition of The Sonnets
  • Textual Note, including a facsimilie showing a variant form of one sonnet
  • Literary criticism by William Empson, Hallett Smith, Winifred M. T. Nowottny, and Helen Vendler
  • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type
  • Up-to-date list of recommended readings
  • The Sonnets - William Shakespeare

    Edited by William Burto with an Introduction by W. H. Auden

    Shakespeare: An Overview
    Biographical Sketch
    A Note on the Anti-Stratfordians, Especially Baconians and Oxfordians
    The Shakespeare Canon
    Shakespeare's English
    The Sonnets

    Introduction

    The Sonnets

    Textual Note

    Commentaries
    William Empson: They That Have Power
    Hallett Smith: From Elizabethan Poetry
    Winifred M. T. Nowottny: Formal Elements in Shakespeare's Sonnets: Sonnets 1-6
    Helen Vendler: Sonnet 116


    Suggested References
    Index of First Lines