January 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Provides a concise overview of the central issues and critical responses to Shakespeare's sonnets.
- Looks at the themes, images and structure of the sonnets, as well as the social and historical circumstances surrounding their creation.
- Explores the biographical mystery of the identities of the characters addressed.
- Examines the intangible aspects of each sonnet, such as eroticism and imagination.
- A helpful appendix offers a summary of each poem with descriptions of key literary figures.