The Sonnets

The Sonnets

by William Shakespeare

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/04/2016

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‘In black ink my love may still shine bright…’

Universally admired and quoted, Shakespeare’s Sonnets have love, beauty and the passing of time at their heart. Featuring some of the best-known and best-loved lines in the history of poetry (‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’, ‘Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds’), these evocative sonnets explore passion, the fleeting nature of beauty and the essence of true and everlasting love.Enticing lovers and scholars alike, these 154 beautiful and sensual sonnets are as relevant and important today as when they were written 400 years ago.

About the Author
William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and was an eminent dramatist. His plays are perenially adapted and re-interpreted within different contexts. There is much mystery and a timeless fascination around Shakespeare's as a person and as a writer.

ISBN:
9780008171285
9780008171285
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-04-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
178x111x10mm
Weight:
0.12kg
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died.

Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality.

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