Introducing “Shakespeare’s Son and His Sonnets” by Hank Whittemore

It’s time to introduce my new book SHAKESPEARE’S SON AND HIS SONNETS, due for release on December 1st, from Martin and Lawrence Press.   This is what  you might call an “expanded introduction” and “overview” or “synopsis” of THE MONUMENT, my full edition of the Shakespearean sonnets demonstrating the first-ever “macro” theory explaining the entire sequence — its elegant design or structure, its special language and the highly dangerous, even treasonous story preserved for those of us in posterity.

The idea is to provide a clear look at the so-called Monument Theory — actually, what I believe is the correct solution to the longstanding mystery of the Sonnets — for the general public as well as for students, literary scholars, historians, folks involved in the theater and general readers of all stripes.

The 218-page paperback book can be ordered in advance at Amazon using this link.

The Table of Contents looks like this:

Introduction

One ………………….. A Royal Story

Two …………………. A Special Language

Three ………………. A Dynamic Design

Four ………………… A Tudor Prince

Five …………………. The Earl of Southampton

Six …………………… A New Time Frame

Seven ………………. A New Context

Eight ……………….. An Overview of the Story

Nine ………………… The Essex Rebellion

Ten ………………….. The Prisoner

Eleven ……………… Sonnet 107: Liberation

Twelve …………….. Sonnet 107: Commentary

Thirteen …………… Sonnet 133: Awaiting Execution

Fourteen ………….. Oxford in the Sonnets

End Notes

Bibliography

Index

I’ll have more details in the coming days and weeks….

Cheers from Hank!


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