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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
  

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.

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ISBN 9780141335377
Barcode 9780141335377
Published 13 April 2011 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Shakespeare, William
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ISBN-13 9780141335377
ISBN-10 0141335378
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 13 April 2011
International Publication Date 3 February 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Shakespeare, William
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 117g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Vendetta - Juvenile drama - Italy - Verona, Suicide - Juvenile drama - Italy - Verona, Young adult drama, English, Historical drama, English
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 822.33
Catalogue Code 194304

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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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Author's Bio

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, and was baptised on 26 April 1564. His father was a glove maker and wool merchant and his mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a well-to-do local land owner. Shakespeare was probably educated in Stratford's grammar school. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway, and the couple had a daughter the following year and twins in 1585. Shakespeare's theatrical life seems to have commenced around 1590. We do know that he was part of the Lord Chamberlain's Company, which was renamed the King's Company in 1603 when James I succeeded to the throne. The Company acquired interests in two theatres in the Southwark area of London, near the banks of the Thames - the Globe and the Blackfriars. Shakespeare's poetry was published before his plays, with two poems appearing in 1593 and 1594, dedicated to his patron Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton. Most of Shakespeare's sonnets were probably written at this time as well. Records of Shakespeare's plays begin to appear in 1594, and he produced roughly two a year until around 1611. His earliest plays include Henry VI and Titus Andronicus. A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Richard II all date from the mid to late 1590s. Some of his most famous tragedies were written in the early 1600s; these include Hamlet, Ot

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