Folger Shakespeare Library
The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies
- Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the page facing each sonnet
- A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning
- An index of first lines
- An essay by Professor Lynne Magnusson, a leading Shakespeare scholar, providing a modern perspective on the poems
- Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.