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The Complete Poems of William Shakespeare - With 20+ Original Illustrations,Summary and Free Audio Book Link


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     •     This is the ultimate version of Shakespeare Poems. The Ebook contains following titles.
  - Shakespeare's Sonnets
  - Venus and Adonis
  - The Rape of Lucrece
  - The Phoenix and the Turtle
  - The Passionate Pilgrim
  - To the Queen
  - A Lover's Complaint
  - Funeral Elegy

     •     Each title contains every original Illustrations from Danziel Brothers.
    
     •     Each title contains Summary

     •     FREE audio book link at the end of the book

     •     William Shakespeare's Biography

     •     William Shakespeare's Top Quotes

     •     Easy to navigated Active Table of Contents

     •     High formatting quality and standards, manually crafted by professionals

In 1593 and 1594, when the theatres were closed because of plague, Shakespeare published two narrative poems on erotic themes, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. He dedicated them to Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton. In Venus and Adonis, an innocent Adonis rejects the sexual advances of Venus; while in The Rape of Lucrece, the virtuous wife Lucrece is raped by the lustful Tarquin. Influenced by Ovid's Metamorphoses, the poems show the guilt and moral confusion that result from uncontrolled lust. Both proved popular and were often reprinted during Shakespeare's lifetime. A third narrative poem, A Lover's Complaint, in which a young woman laments her seduction by a persuasive suitor, was printed in the first edition of the Sonnets in 1609. Most scholars now accept that Shakespeare wrote A Lover's Complaint. Critics consider that its fine qualities are marred by leaden effects. The Phoenix and the Turtle, printed in Robert Chester's 1601 Love's Martyr, mourns the deaths of the legendary phoenix and his lover, the faithful turtle dove. In 1599, two early drafts of sonnets 138 and 144 appeared in The Passionate Pilgrim, published under Shakespeare's name but without his permission.

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