Shakespeare and the Authorship of the Sonnets

An Oxfordian Reading

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The persona of Edward de Vere represents a counterpoint to the canonical, Stratfordian image of Shakespeare. His adulterous affair with a teenage girl half his age, his complicity in acts of treason against Queen Elizabeth, and the bankruptcy of his earldom because of his lavish spending all combine to paint a picture of a man nearly antithetical to the Stratfordian ideal. However, it is this unattractive portrayal of him that supports the argument that de Vere wrote the sonnets, since the sonnets themselves offer up underlying messages of ridicule, deception, avarice, and sexual obsession that doggedly champion the author’s own best interests above others. This work presents an Oxfordian reading of the sonnets and the problematic life of Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford.

About the Author(s)

Dennis Hirsch has worked in a laboratory setting developing bio-pharmaceutics using recombinant DNA technology, and in sales and marketing in the medical diagnostics industry.

Bibliographic Details

Dennis Hirsch
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9217-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5057-9
Imprint: McFarland