Romeo and Juliet (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, 1839 - Miniature books - 249 pages
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Performed all over the world, and constantly adapted and reinterpreted in a variety of mediums, Shakespeare’s 1597 tale about the doomed “star-crossed lovers” from enemy families whose tumultuous affair ends in tragedy is one of his best known and most beloved plays. The story of the feuding Montague and Capulet families features the famous balcony scene where the lovers first realize their mutual affection, setting off a series of duels, secret plots, and misunderstandings that eventually leads to one of the most tragic death scenes in all of theater.
  

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This was my first play by Shakespeare, and I enjoyed the play even more with the help of No Fear Shakespeare. Compared to the other Shakespearean plays, I felt though as if Romeo and Juliet is an ... Read full review

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"Some shall be pardoned, and some punished. For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." Read full review

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Page 66 - O my love ! my wife ! Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty : Thou art not conquer'd ; beauty's ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, And death's pale flag is not advanced there.
Page 24 - Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek For that which thou hast heard me speak to-night. Fain would I dwell on form, fain, fain deny What I have spoke : but farewell compliment ! Dost thou love me ? I know thou wilt say ' Ay,' And I will take thy word : yet, if thou swear'st, Thou mayst prove false : at lovers' perjuries, They say, Jove laughs.
Page 14 - She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep : Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners...
Page 14 - True, I talk of dreams ; Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy ; Which is as thin of substance as the air ; And more inconstant than the wind...
Page 27 - For nought so vile that on the earth doth live But to the earth some special good doth give...
Page 24 - Well, do not swear: although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract to-night: It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere one can say 'It lightens.
Page 23 - With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls; For stony limits cannot hold love out : And what love can do, that dares love attempt ; Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me.
Page 22 - O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art As glorious to this night, being o'er my head, As is a winged messenger of heaven Unto the white-upturned wond'ring eyes Of mortals that fall back to gaze on him When he bestrides the lazy-pacing clouds And sails upon the bosom of the air.
Page 22 - But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks! It is the east, and Juliet is the sun ! — Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she...
Page 35 - These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume...

About the author (1839)

William Shakespeare is universally considered the greatest writer in the English language. Born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway with whom he had three children. A poet and dramatist, he produced a dizzying number of works in his lifetime. The sparse details of his private life have fueled much scholarly speculation about whether he truly wrote all of the works credited to him, which has done little to tarnish his reputation as the most gifted writer in western history.


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