The Sonnets

The Sonnets


Editor/introduction: Sylvan Barnet

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$5.95
 
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451527271
  • 272 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

The Signet Classic Shakespeare Series
The work of the world’s greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars

 
The Sonnets
UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE SIGNET CLASSICS SHAKESPEARE


• An extensive overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and sonnets by the general editor of the Signet Classics Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University
 
• Special introduction to The Sonnets, by W. H. Auden
 
• Literary criticism by William Empson, Hallett Smith, Winifred M. T. Nowottny, and Helen Vendler
 
• Detailed footnotes at the bottom of each page of the sonnets
 
• List of recommended reading
 
• All text printed in the clearest, most readable type

 


Table of Contents

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

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