Sonnets, Paperback

Sonnets Paperback



'Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom.' Sonnets are for romantics, starry-eyed lovers and ardent hearts. And Shakespeare's sonnets are the best ever written.

But this is why they are also for cynics, for star-crossed lovers and for those who know the anguish of unrequited love.

Some of them are written to a young man, some of them to a woman. And although the poems are full of mystery - why did Shakespeare write them, what was his sexuality? - each one speaks to us from across the centuries of love, hate and the intensity of being alive.

Includes exclusive content: In the 'Backstory' you can find a short, handy, funny guide to everything you might want to know about Shakespeare and his sonnets. "This is a crazy, all-consuming, feverish and sweaty love; love, in all its uncut, full-strength intensity; an adolescent love". (Don Paterson, Guardian).


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9781784871062



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