The Sonnets: Poems of Love

Front Cover
Macmillan, Aug 15, 1980 - Drama - 154 pages

T.S. Eliot once wrote that, "Shakespeare gives the greatest width of human passion," and it is this passion that has traditionally made The Sonnets appealing to literati and laymen alike. Surrounded by mystery, these poems of devotion and jealousy, of a young courtier and a Dark Lady, have been the subject of endless speculation. They are highly mystical and at the same time highly honest; as W. H. Auden wrote, "...what is astonishing about the sonnets, especially when one remembers the age in which they were written, is the impression they make of naked autobiographical confession."

Because they are witty, passionate, personal, and often ever bawdy, The Sonnets stand as one of the greatest poetic tributes ever written to a beloved. Elegantly presented in deluxe edition, these 154 beautiful poems are the perfect gift for any man or woman who has ever been in love.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
10
Section 4
19
Section 5
21
Section 6
24
Section 7
35
Section 8
40
Section 12
93
Section 13
110
Section 14
119
Section 15
122
Section 16
127
Section 17
133
Section 18
151
Section 19
154

Section 9
48
Section 10
76
Section 11
78
Section 20
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1980)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English dramatist, poet, and actor, generally regarded as the greatest playwright of all time.

Bibliographic information