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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.
This is undoubtedly the greatest love story ever written, spawning a host of imitators on stage and screen, including Leonard Bernstein's smash musical West Side Story and Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet filmed in 1968. A young man and woman meet by chance and fall instantly in love. But their families are bitter enemies, and in order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything. Set in a city torn apart by feuds and gang warfare, Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling combination of passion and hatred, bawdy comedy and high tragedy. This edition is illustrated by Sir John Gilbert.

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ISBN 9781905716814
Genre FICTION / Classics
Format Hardcover
Pages 177
Publisher Date 2011-03-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Collectors Library
Copyright Year 2010
Height 6.5 in
Wdth 4.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.28 lb
Language English
Series Name Collector's Library
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Shakespeare, William
Country of Origin United States

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