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Discovered : A New Shakespeare Sonnet (or Three, Actually)

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Late in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I an anthology of pirated poems was published in London. It was almost immediately called in by the authorities. Only a tiny number of copies still exist. Among the pirated poems were anonymous songs and sonnets, one of which fits the profile, established and fine-tuned by centuries of scholars, for Shakespeare attribution like no other candidate for the past 300 years. Discovered: A New Shakespeare Sonnet follows the trail of people and events that resulted in the publication of the anthology and documents the perfunctory treatment of the text by 19th century and early 20th century scholars who saw no reason to investigate it at length. Next it closely inspects the 16th century texts to uncover the existence of a poem that bears a stunning relationship to the works of Shakespeare. Statistical tables, close textual comparisons and related commentaries are provided in this book. All make clear the unmistakable authorial hand of William Shakespeare.show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 3.56mm | 167.83g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514750406
  • 9781514750407

About Gilbert Wesley Purdy

Gilbert Wesley Purdy's formal training is in Electrical Engineering and Operations. He is presently a freelance writer and the Review Editor of the online journal Eclectica Magazine. He has published poetry, prose and translation (from Italian, Spanish and Latin) in many journals, paper and electronic, including: Jacket Magazine; Poetry International (San Diego State University); The Georgia Review (University of Georgia); Grand Street, SLANT (University of Central Arkansas); The Evansville Review (University of Evansville); Consciousness Literature and the Arts (University of Wales, Aberystwyth); Orbis (UK); and Valparaiso Poetry Review. In December 2013, Mr. Purdy released an Amazon Kindle book entitled: Edward De Vere was Shake-speare: at long last, the proof. Since then he has also published Was Shake-speare Gay? Straight Male Scholarly Angst and Shake-speare's Sonnets and Henry David Thoreau and Two Other Autistic Lives: before the diagnosis existed. He is presently hard at work on a novel and several other non-fiction projects.show more

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