The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,034,055 members ⚫ 1,328,001 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Buy this eBook
US$ 7.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
"The permanent popularity, now of mythic intensity, of Romeo and Juliet is more than justified," writes eminent scholar Harold Bloom, "since the play is the largest and most persuasive celebration of romantic love in Western literature."

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) based his early romantic tragedy on Arthur Brooke's 1562 poem The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet. Shakespeare's resulting masterpiece, in turn, has inspired countless retellings around the world in mediums that include literature, dance, stage, and screen.

"It is Shakespear all over, and Shakespear when he was young," declares William Hazlitt (1778-1830), acclaimed British essayist and critic, in his exuberant Introduction to this Modern Library edition.

"Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventuríd piteous overthrows, Do with their death bury their parents' strife."
--Prologue
Random House Children's Books; October 2013
176 pages; ISBN 9780449818473
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Romeo and Juliet
Author: William Shakespeare
 
  • News
A celebration of Dickinson and Shakespeare - Quad City Times
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:03:56 -0800
Quad City TimesA celebration of Dickinson and ShakespeareQuad City TimesIt has been 400 years since the death of the great ...
Richard Armitage's Voice May Cause You to Swoon - Entertainment Tonight
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:39:21 -0800
Richard Armitage's Voice May Cause You to SwoonEntertainment TonightThe 'Berlin Station' star opens up to ET about ...
5 Books to Read After Westworld's "Well-Tempered Clavier" - Inverse
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:35:08 -0800
Inverse5 Books to Read After Westworld's "Well-Tempered Clavier"InverseAside from GoT, Benioff has also written a ...
More Children's
ISBNs
9780385743679
9780449818473