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Published: 28 September 2017

160 Pages | 7 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198717577

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Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

Jonathan F. S. Post

Very Short Introductions

  • Covers all of Shakespeare's poems, including the Sonnets and his major narrative poems, offering fresh analyses of the core themes and the most dramatically compelling moments
  • Gives an enhanced view of the art of Shakespeare's poetry in light of his own drama and the writing of several important contemporaries.
  • Explores connections between Shakespeare's poetry and the plays, and considers parallels with other arts of the period to illuminate Shakespeare's writing
  • Discusses the Afterlife of Shakespeare's poetry, especially the Sonnets, and considers later authors whose works were influenced by these poems
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold worldwide