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Shakespeare's poems : Venus and Adonis, The rape of Lucrece, and the shorter poems / edited by Katherine Duncan-Jones and H.R. Woudhuysen

By: Shakespeare, William
Contributor(s): Duncan-Jones, Katherine | Woudhuysen, H. R
Material type: TextTextSeries: Shakespeare, William, Works: Publisher: London : Arden Shakespeare, 2007Description: xix, 593 p. : ill. ; 20 cmISBN: 9781903436875; 9781903436868; 1903436869; 1903436877Uniform titles: Poems. Selections Subject(s): Venus (Roman deity) -- Poetry | Adonis (Greek deity) -- Poetry | Lucretia -- PoetryDDC classification: 821.3 LOC classification: PR2842 | .D86 2007
Contents:
Venus and Adonis The rape of Lucrece, and the shorter poems
Dissertation note: In 1593 Shakespeare awoke and found himself famous. Lines from his comic, erotic, tragic poem Venus and Adonis were on everyone's lips.The appearance in 1594 of the darkly reflective and richly descriptive Rape of Lucrece confirmed his fame as 'Sweet Master Shakespeare', Elizabethan England's most brilliant non-dramatic poet. Shorter poems in this volume testify further to Shakespeare's versatility and to his poetic fame. Review: "The Arden Shakespeare is the established scholarly edition of Shakespeare's work. This volume features the narrative poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, as well as shorter poems, such as the collection of sonnets and amorous lyrics entitled The Passionate Pilgrim and 'The Phoenix and Turtle'. Also included are various poems and epigrams attributed to Shakespeare." "This edition of Shakespeare's Poems provides: a clear and authoritative text, edited to the highest standards of scholarship; detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text; a full, illustrated introduction to the poems' historical and cultural contexts; an in-depth survey of critical approaches to the poems; a full index to the introduction and notes; and a select bibliography of references and further reading." "With a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary, The Arden Shakespeare is the finest edition of Shakespeare you can find."--BOOK JACKET
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In 1593 Shakespeare awoke and found himself famous. Lines from his comic, erotic, tragic poem Venus and Adonis were on everyone's lips.The appearance in 1594 of the darkly reflective and richly descriptive Rape of Lucrece confirmed his fame as 'Sweet Master Shakespeare', Elizabethan England's most brilliant non-dramatic poet. Shorter poems in this volume testify further to Shakespeare's versatility and to his poetic fame.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 546-568) and indexes

Venus and Adonis The rape of Lucrece, and the shorter poems

"The Arden Shakespeare is the established scholarly edition of Shakespeare's work. This volume features the narrative poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, as well as shorter poems, such as the collection of sonnets and amorous lyrics entitled The Passionate Pilgrim and 'The Phoenix and Turtle'. Also included are various poems and epigrams attributed to Shakespeare." "This edition of Shakespeare's Poems provides: a clear and authoritative text, edited to the highest standards of scholarship; detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text; a full, illustrated introduction to the poems' historical and cultural contexts; an in-depth survey of critical approaches to the poems; a full index to the introduction and notes; and a select bibliography of references and further reading." "With a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary, The Arden Shakespeare is the finest edition of Shakespeare you can find."--BOOK JACKET

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