A Parallel Edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets (1609)
|William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
This is part of a collection of works by William Shakespeare.
Left: facsimile edition
See also the edition of Sidney Lee (1905): Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Being a Reproduction in Facsimile of the First Edition 1609. From the Copy in the Malone Collection in the Bodleian Library. With Introduction and Bibliography by Sidney Lee (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1905).
- the facsimile of the original 1609 edition which comes from the Folger Shakespeare Library. You can view the images of each page in the left hand frame or the facs. PDF (a two page spread) in a new window.
- the slightly reformatted version done by Hadow (1907) based closely on the first edition of 1609 but reformatted so no sonnet is split over two pages: Shakespeare’s Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint. With an Introduction by W.H. Hadow (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1907). You can view the images of each page in the left hand frame or the facs. PDF in a new window
Right: the HTML
- The text comes from two sources:
- one with the original spelling from the Hadow edition.
- another with modernised spelling from the 1916 Craig edition: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, ed. with a glossary by W.J. Craig M.A. (London: Oxford University Press, 1916). See the complete volume in HTML and facs. PDF.