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Venus and Adonis: The Rape of Lucrece, and Other Poems

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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, 204 pages
Published April 21st 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1594)
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وكعادة آغلب قصص العشق التي تنتهي بـ نهايات مُحزنه
لا اعلم هل هيَ "لعنة الحب" التي ترفض النهايات الجميله حقا.؟
ام انها خيالات الكُتاب الباحثين عن آكبر قدر ممكن من الألم وحسب

Yassmeen Altaif
قرأتها بنسخة عربية ..

كيف هو الحب عند فينوس؟ ، عشقها لأدونيس

نهاية مأساوية بموت عشيقها أدونيس من قبل المنية

توقعتها رائعة كتلك الملاحم العالمية مثل جلجامش أو أوالإلياذة

لكنها لم تكن كذلك
Greg Z
Apr 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I listened to both these poems within a week or so of each other (and reviewed them separately) but I just want to say what a GREAT job Eve Best, Clare Corbett, David Burke and cast do with this material. 'Venus and Adonis' is read lightly, even with comic hints. But the opposite is true with "The Rape of Lucrece", as it is performed darkly, Lucrece's pain clearly evident. If I had read these,in my head, I am sure these works wouldn't have felt and sounded as good. So it's Shakespeare on audio f ...more
Sheldon Farough
The language and style of both these very long poems are quite beautiful. I liked Lucrece though found the subject a little rough. Venus and Adonis took me a while because I had trouble following it. I dont really have lots of thoughts on these.
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Les Wilson
These two poems [Both stories are told in Ovid's "Metamorphoses"] date from Shakespeare's early years and are full of passion and invention. In "Venus and Adonis", the goddess of love pleads with the beautiful boy to submit to her advances and become her love - but he only wants to hunt boar. In the more serious "Rape of Lucrece", Shakespeare draws on the Roman take of the Emperor Tarquin's desire for Lucrece and its tragic consequences.

I prefer Ovid's version. However these poems give prominent
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Waxing poetic again. Great imagery. Love to read it out loud, in my room, with the door closed.
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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 ...more
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