Shakespeare's most tragic love story, chosen by the Spinebreakers crew, Penguin's brilliant online book community for young people.Ultra cool new cover design for today's generationThis is the edition that young people will want to be seen with'I would definitely pick up these copies in a bookshop and I think loads of people I know would want to own them' - Olivia, Spinebreakers editor'I really love the new covers - they are exactly the sort of thing that would make me pick up a classic in a bookshop' - Alex, Spinebreakers editorWilliam Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), a collection of sonnets and a variety of other poems.A young boy and girl 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, Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling combination of passion and hatred and tragedy.
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William Shakespeare was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love poetry in English. Shakespeare died in Stratford in 1616.