Shakespeare's Sonnets

Narrated by: Simon Callow
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Savor the most celebrated love poems in the English language. Written almost 400 years ago, the sonnets of William Shakespeare are passionate and exalted, rich in imagery and alliteration, and full of mystery and intrigue.

This selection presents all 154 sonnets composed from 1593-1601. In words and rhyme, Shakespeare reveals his infatuation with the "Dark Lady", his relationship with a rival poet, and his private thoughts on love, death, beauty, and truth, timeless themes that span the centuries to touch our hearts.

©1995 Hodder Headline Audiobooks (P)2005 HighBridge Company

Critic Reviews

"Reading all of Shakespeare's sonnets written between 1593 and 1601, actor Simon Callow conveys the dramatic potential not often recognizable in other recordings." (Library Journal)

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