As much as Shakespeare's Sonnets are admired, they have not been as easily available to all readers as have the plays. Now the Internet has become the ideal way to share the Sonnets' wealth of beauty and emotion. Scholarly interest has increased steadily in the last half century: the number of editions has escalated, and films like Shakespeare in Love and the biographical expeditions on public television have drawn even more attention to England's permanent poet laureate. This book will not only provide a global public with a carefully modernized text of the Sonnets but will give a running commentary unraveling the intricacies of the story that Shakespeare has so cleverly contrived.
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