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Shakespeare's Sonnets: An Original-Spelling Text (Paperback)
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Shakespeare's Sonnets: An Original-Spelling Text (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 21/01/2016
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This book is at once an edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets and a guide to how to read these exquisite and complex poems. It is designed both for readers new to the poems and for those who are familiar with the Sonnets but are ready to engage with them afresh. It is the only current edition which provides an original-spelling text of the poems: that is, it prints the poems as they appeared in the first edition, Shake-speares Sonnets (1609), preserving the spelling, punctuation, italics, and capitalization of the original, with only minor interventions where that edition manifestly needs correction. The advantages (and occasional hazards) of reading an original-spelling text are explained, and detailed help is provided in order to assist readers who may be unfamiliar with the conventions of early-modern spelling and punctuation.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198728016
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 618 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 28 mm


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Review from previous edition In Shakespeare's Sonnet's, Paul Hammond attends carefull to the linguistic rather than the biographical texture of the relationships in the poem ... The erudition and insight of Paul Hammond's edition ... will leave many readers grateful to have in their hands many of the things they might wish to have said about the Sonnets, and will also open up new avenues of interpretation. * Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, Times Literary Supplement *
This handsome volume offers readers a thorough examination of William Shakespeare's sonnets as original-spelling texts ... [It] will serve as a valuable pedagogical tool for those wishing to pursue more in-depth studies of Shakespeare. * A.P. Pennino, Choice *
insightful, pleasant to read, and useful. * Paul Edmondson, Around the Globe *

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