Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist

Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist

An enlightening and entertaining collection of the most esteemed love poems in the English canon, retold in contemporary language everyone can understand James Anthony has long enjoyed poetry with a strict adherence to beat, rhythm, and rhyming patterns, which he likens to the very best pop songs. This drew him to the rewarding 14-line structure of Shakespeare's sonnets, ye An enlightening and entertaining collection of the most esteemed love poems in the English canon, retold in contempor...

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Title:Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist
Author:James Anthony
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist Reviews

  • Joseph Spuckler
    Oct 08, 2018
    Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold is a book that I wished for in high school. Three and a half decades later I think I will take the originals and work through the generations of English language evolution. Rarely is the remake of anything as good as the original, There might be moments of...
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    Jun 14, 2019
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    Oct 27, 2018
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  • Tabby Shiflett
    Oct 22, 2018
    A fun coffee table book that you can pick up and read in multiple segments or all in one go. Great for students and Shakespeare aficionados. Penguin First to Read Galley ...
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    Mar 31, 2019
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  • Rachel Svendsen
    Oct 06, 2018
    This was a lovely side by side comparison of Shakespeare?s sonnets to a modern version of each sonnet. Sometimes I did not quite agree with the authors interpretation, but on the whole found the read enjoyable and enlightening. I can definitely see this book as being a useful tool fo...
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    Apr 04, 2019
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  • The Irregular Reader
    Jan 17, 2019
    This was quite a bit of fun. I am no Shakespeare scholar, and while I love watching the Bards plays acted out, I've always found reading him to be difficult. I hadn't read more than one of his sonnets (I'll bet you can guess which one, it's the one everyone reads) before taking on this...
  • Cristin Grenier
    Oct 30, 2018
    I am an avid fan of Shakespeare and this book is fabulous!! I believe it should be sold as a companion to the sonnets for every student out there. I feel it really gets to the heart of who Shakespeare really was. He was a romantic, but could also be dark and had a wicked sense of humor...
  • Ivy
    Oct 13, 2018
    Retelling Shakespeare's Sonnets is a ridiculously admirable endeavor. James Anthony has made a true splash by retelling our beloved Shakespeare's sonnets. Students and those interested in understanding Shakespeare better now have an excellent guide to do so with Shakespeare's Sonnets, ...
  • Judi
    Jan 10, 2019
    I enjoy Shakespeare... and really enjoyed James Anthony's retelling of all the sonnets. Modern language and concepts blended beautifully with the original sentiments penned over 400 years ago... ...
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  • Suziey
    Oct 13, 2018
    *Thank you First to Read for providing an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.* This book does what it sets out to do. The poems are all in modern-day language making them easy to understand. Now, I thought Shakespeare's poems were supposed to b...
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