The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint

The Sonnets and a Lover’s Complaint


Illustrator:
Introduction by: John Kerrigan

Format
Hardcover
Price
$22.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141192574
  • 272 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. 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 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.

Series

Hardcover Classics
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Marco Polo
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Marcus Aurelius
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
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