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Venus and Adonis: The Rape of Lucrece, and Other Poems
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We be ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published April 8th 2010 by Nabu Press
(first published November 1st 2006)
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I started reading this after reading the entirety of Shakespeare's plays and it was initially a difficult transition to make, from plays to minor epic poems like "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece." But once I got into them and even re-read them once, I came to appreciate them greatly, though I have difficulty determining which is my favorite. Both stories are told in Ovid's "Metamorphoses," which it seems influenced Shakespeare's telling; both are also dedicated by the Bard to Henry Wr ...more
William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr ...moreMore about William Shakespeare...