Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

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.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 432 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671722876 | 
  • February 2004 | 
  • Lexile NP

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.