The Poems: Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate…

Hardcover | July 3, 2006

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorJohn Roe

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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. 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. This updated edition contains a new introductory section on recent critical interpretations and an updated reading list.

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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 cla...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:326 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:July 3, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521855519

ISBN - 13:9780521855518

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle; The Passionate Pilgrim; A Lover's Complaint; Note on the text; Recent critical interpretations; Principles of collation; VENUS AND ADONIS; THE RAPE OF LUCRECE; THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE; THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM; A LOVER'S COMPLAINT; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Reading list.

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'John Roe offers without doubt the best treatment of the poems for many years ...' The Year's Work in Modern Languages