Folger Shakespeare Library
The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies
Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the page facing each sonnet
A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning
An index of first lines
An essay by Professor Lynne Magnusson, a leading Shakespeare scholar, providing a modern perspective on the poems
Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.