William Shakespeare is indisputably the greatest dramatist and poet that England, and probably the world, has ever produced. Here, in this handsome one-volume edition, are the complete works of this unique genius: his comedies, histories and tragedies along with his eloquent sonnets and poems, all unabridged.
William Shakespeare's plays and poems are read and enjoyed by millions of people across the world. He is indisputably the greatest dramatist and poet that England has ever produced, and his works have endured the hundreds of years since his death.
This one-volume edition gives the reader the opportunity to appreciate the literary genius that runs through Shakespeare's 37 plays and 160 sonnets and poems.
About the Author
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.
Number Of Pages: 1024
Published: 10th September 2013
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.1 x 5.2
Weight (kg): 1.24
Edition Number: 1