Title: The Works of William Shakespeare
Author: William Shakespeare, Charles Knight (ed)
Publisher: George Routledge & Co, date not stated. Inscription reveals it to be 1880, latest.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Worn with age, split to hinges, foxing throughout, but firmly bound, the exterior is still somewhat bright.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.