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    William Shakespeare(Author) Katherine Duncan-Jones(Editor)

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Shakespeare's Sonnets are universally loved and much-quoted throughout the world, while debates still rage as to the identity of the Dark Lady and how autobiographical the sonnets really are.


First published in 1997 to much critical acclaim, the Sonnets has been a consistent best-seller in the Arden Shakespeare series. Katherine Duncan Jones tackles the controversies and mysteries surrounding these beautiful poems head on, and explores the issues of sexuality to be found in them, making this a truly modern edition for today's readers and students.


This revised edition has been updated and corrected in the light of new scholarship and critical thinking since its first publication.

"... this must now be the edition of first resort." --Paul Hammond, Review of English Studies --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • By Mrs Josephine Gibson on 3 June 2016

    I bought this as I wanted to understand what each sonnet meant as the language can be a bit convoluted. The sonnet is on the right hand side of the page and the meaning of the words on the other. This makes it very easy to work out what Mr S is saying. I would recommend this book to anyone who is studying Shakespeare or just wants to understand his beautiful sonnets. The explanation makes them come to life.

  • By David Pescod on 27 July 2015

    As much as I love reading Shakespeare's Sonnets, it can prove, not only informative to have them annotated but such detailed analysis can add another level or more to their intrinsic meaning. With this compilation one can read a Sonnet straight or, as in this annotated version, discover hidden depths of meaning within its historical context, supported with reference and examples to other writings by Shakespeare. I have enjoyed this volume greatly, the annotations and analysis, as mentioned above, have increased my knowledge and love for these writings, and I have found myself reading a new Sonnet daily.If you like reading Shakespeare's Sonnets or are new to them, this volume is well worth buying.

  • By the bob on 6 April 2017

    not come across the author before..Its a promising start but clear aims to impress the reader with an almost adolescent turn of prose. The wok tends the the misogynistic in places .. but as it was written a few years ago this is probably forgivable. The author get some miliage in extending his boundaries.. Rather than internal musing maybe some plays that are more outward looking. Perhaps he could extend his horizons to Europe, perhaps Italy, maybe Scotland.. He just needs to get out more..

  • By steveb on 20 August 2017

    it does just what it says on the tin... excellent!


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