The Methuen Shilling series present the works of the finest poets in an accessible and popular format. Based on an original series from early in the last century, the shillings reproduce the attractive Edwardian format of those books, reflecting a prestigious publishing history and making some of the greatest works of poetry available in convenient, affordable volumes. Shillings are ideal for people with busy lifestyles who enjoy poetry. The first six shillings include works by William Shakespeare, John Keats, William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling. Counter packs and promotional material available.
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 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.