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The Poems: "Venus and Adonis", "The Rape of Lucrece", "The Phoenix and the Turtle", "The Passionate Pilgrim", "A Lover's Complaint" by William Shakespeare

The Poems: "Venus and Adonis", "The Rape of Lucrece", "The Phoenix and the Turtle", "The Passionate Pilgrim", "A Lover's Complaint" by William Shakespeare

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Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works.

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Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works. This is a fully annotated edition of all the poems which are now generally regarded as Shakespeare's, excluding The Sonnets. It contains Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, and A Lover's Complaint. The introduction to the two long narrative poems examines their place within the classical and Renaissance European traditions, an issue which also applies to The Phoenix and the Turtle. The Passionate Pilgrim is a miscellany of twenty sonnets and lyrics, containing only five poems which are certain to be Shakespeare's. John Roe analyses the conditions in which the collection was produced, and weighs the evidence for and against Shakespeare's authorship of A Lover's Complaint and the much-debated question of its genre. He demonstrates how in his management of formal tropes Shakespeare, like the best Elizabethans, fashions a living language out of handbook oratory.

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SKU GOR002561433
Title The Poems: "Venus and Adonis", "The Rape of Lucrece", "The Phoenix and the Turtle", "The Passionate Pilgrim", "A Lover's Complaint"
Author By (author) William Shakespeare
Contributor Edited by John Roe
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Year Published 1992
Page Number 315
ISBN 0521294118
ISBN13 9780521294119
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
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