Every word doth almost tell my name: The Authorship of Shakespeare's Sonnets (Paperback)
  • Every word doth almost tell my name: The Authorship of Shakespeare's Sonnets (Paperback)
zoom

Every word doth almost tell my name: The Authorship of Shakespeare's Sonnets (Paperback)

(author)
£32.50
Paperback 220 Pages / Published: 30/04/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day? With these immortal lines Shakespeare begins his most famous sonnet and perhaps the most famous love poem of all time. But this poem, and more than 100 others, first published 400 years ago in a slim volume entitled Shakespeare's Sonnets, was written by Shakespeare not about a beautiful young woman, but about a beautiful young man, whom Shakespeare addresses as ""my lovely boy."" If Shakespeare was infatuated with a lovely boy, who was he? If he was a rich aristocrat, as the sonnets seem to suggest, how did Shakespeare make his acquaintance? Who was the Dark Lady described in the later sonnets? And what is the meaning of the Sonnets' enigmatic dedication that refers to the mysterious Mr.W.H.? These questions and innumerable others have perplexed scholars for centuries. No comprehensive answers to the immensely puzzling questions raised by the poems have ever been presented. This book takes a fresh approach to the difficult issues presented by the Sonnets and upsets many cherished assumptions about the handsome young man, the Dark Lady, Mr.W.H. and Shakespeare himself.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786473717
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II
Added to basket
Ted Hughes
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Robert Graves
Added to basket
Goodbye to All That
Added to basket
Letters to a Young Poet
Added to basket
Why Dylan Matters
Added to basket
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Dante's Divine Comedy
Added to basket
The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem
Added to basket
Rumi Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Beowulf
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Poems for a world gone to sh*t
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.