ISBN 9781844837731,William Shakespeare On The Art Of Love

William Shakespeare On The Art Of Love


Michael Best


Om Books



Om Books

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9781844837731

ISBN-10 1844837734


Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

A beautifully illustrated and luxuriously silk-bound collection of the most romantic passages from the poetry and plays of the world's favourite writer, William Shakespeare.

The beauty of his language and the universality of the powerful emotions he dramatized have meant that Shakespeare's poetry and prose live on long after his death. After all, we still fall in love and become passionate, or jealous, or dim-witted, or melancholy, or dreamy, or vengeful, or courageous on behalf of a loved one. We still use language with outlandish imagery or moving simplicity of expression to attempt the impossible " that is, distil the essence of love into words. Shakespeare achieved this alchemy of the imagination as no other writer before or since. Here, in a beautiful volume to treasure, we offer wonderful words on love in all its moods, in verse and prose, from the poetry and the plays of the world's best-loved writer.

The world may change "but Shakespeare's words are eternal. No writer has expressed the truth of our human condition with as much eloquence as he, or captured the essence of love quite as beautifully. Here, in a spectacular keepsake volume to treasure, are Shakespeare's most wonderful writings on love in all its aspects and moods. Superbly illustrated with 75 exquisite artworks, it features an illuminating introduction and brilliant commentary throughout by a Shakespeare scholar. Here are the most dramatic and glorious passages from the plays, with background on their theatrical context, as well as excerpts from his poems and a discussion of some of their most enduring mysteries