Sonnets

£5.99

Shakespeare’s sonnets are lyrical, haunting, beautiful and often breathtaking, representing one of the finest bodies of poetry ever penned. They demonstrate the writer’s skill in capturing the full range of human emotions within a carefully prescribed form and creating something unique in every one. Some are familiar and others unexpected, but together they form an extraordinary meditation on the nature of love, lust, beauty and time.

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‘Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom’

Sonnets are for romantics, starry-eyed lovers and ardent hearts. And Shakespeare’s sonnets are the best ever written.

But this is why they are also for cynics, for star-crossed lovers and for those who know the anguish of unrequited love.

Some of them are written to a young man, some of them to a woman. And although the poems are full of mystery – why did Shakespeare write them, what was his sexuality? – each one speaks to us from across the centuries of love, hate and the intensity of being alive.

Includes exclusive content: In the ‘Backstory’ you can find a short, handy, funny guide to everything you might want to know about Shakespeare and his sonnets.

‘This is a crazy, all-consuming, feverish and sweaty love; love, in all its uncut, full-strength intensity; an adolescent love’ Don Paterson, Guardian

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Weight 0.138 kg
Dimensions 18.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

v, 154

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

821.3 (edition:23)

Readership

Children – juvenile / Code: J