Venus and Adonis and the Rape of Lucrece

An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare Poems

by Donald Richardson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/15/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781728300511
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781728300528
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781728300504

About the Book

Neither Venus and Adonis nor the Rape of Lucrece is widely read. Both poems were quite popular during Shakespeare’s time, however, and each gives promise of future development of the playwright’s later skills. Still, as the Riverside Shakespeare says, “Venus and Adonis . . . is an Ovidian poem that does not fully succeed” (1798). One might assert this about the Rape of Lucrece also. Still, the Shakespeare scholar can profit from the poetic approach in both.

About the Author

Although he has long been eligible to retire, Donald J. Richardson continues to (try to) teach English Composition at Phoenix College in Arizona. He defines his life through his teaching, his singing, his volunteering, and his grandchildren.