Shakespeare's Love Sonnets
By Caitlin Keegan (Illustrator)
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811879088, 64pp.)
Publication Date: December 2011
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Shakespeare s sonnets are revered the world over for perfectly capturing the torments and joys of love requited or otherwise in just fourteen lines of iambic pentameter. This treasure of a book collects 29 of the bard s most romantic sonnets, each one lovingly illustrated by the talented Caitlin Keegan. Pretty and contemporary, the illustrations tastefully accentuate the depth of sentiment in each sonnet. A brilliant sun rises over the 17th Sonnet ( Shall I compare thee to a summer s day? ) and a graceful animal adorns the 19th Sonnet ( Devouring time, blunt thou the lion s paws ). Available just in time for Valentine s Day but appropriate for any spontaneous expression of love, this is an ideal, sophisticated gift for the legions of Shakespeare fans.
Caitlin Keegan is a Brooklyn-based designer and illustrator. She has been featured in Bust, the New York Times, Nylon, and other publications.