`Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom'
Sonnets are for romantics, starry-eyed lovers and ardent hearts. And Shakespeare's sonnets are the best ever written.
But this is why they are also for cynics, for star-crossed lovers and for those who know the anguish of unrequited love.
Some of them are written to a young man, some of them to a woman. And although the poems are full of mystery - why did Shakespeare write them, what was his sexuality? - each one speaks to us from across the centuries of love, hate and the intensity of being alive.
Includes exclusive content: In the 'Backstory' you can find a short, handy, funny guide to everything you might want to know about Shakespeare and his sonnets.
`This is a crazy, all-consuming, feverish and sweaty love; love, in all its uncut, full-strength intensity; an adolescent love' Don Paterson, Guardian
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 188 x 129 x 12 mm
"The great master who knew everything...an unspeakable source of delight" -- Charles Dickens
"Every age has reinvented the Bard in its own image. Renaissance Man or post-modern angst... Shakespeare haunts our language" * Independent *
"Shakespeare was the most consummate genius of all time" -- Peter Ackroyd
"Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them, there is no third" -- T.S. Eliot
"Every single character in Shakespeare is as much an Individual as those in Life itself" -- Alexander Pope