Published: 01/12/2010
eISBN: 9781848769809
Format: eBook

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"A fascinating study"

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"I am really impressed with the content, with the research you have done, the scholarly work and the logical conclusions. And for the first time, I feel I know what, or rather who, are the subjects. I like the more modern translations you have made."

“The most interesting part of this book is surely Part I: The Truth of the Sonnets... Ian Steere establishes, convincingly so, that the young aristocrat beloved by Shakespeare, and to whom most of the sonnets were written, is in fact Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. The evidence given is not just literary but also historical and anecdotal.”

“Why didn't Ian publish it when I was still teaching! My A-level students would have found it very helpful and clear.” more

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A Hidden Life Sung in a Hidden Song
by Ian Steere

New revelations will enthral the world of literature in this book – the product of a fresh investigation into William Shakespeare and his Sonnets.

Here are discovered affairs between Shakespeare's aristocratic patron and three of his lovers, including Shakespeare himself. Not only that, but there’s a compelling new explanation for the strange death of Christopher Marlowe…

This groundbreaking anthology reveals its secrets in two sections. Part 1 gives readers an overview of the story, existing theories and new evidence. Part 2 presents each of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets with expansive commentary and a modern interpretation for easy assimilation.

For scholars and those of an academic mind, there are footnotes and appendices of primary evidence in support of the findings. Fans of history, literature and Shakespeare alike will love the shocking revelations this book contains and the general audience will find it fascinating.

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