Four hundred years ago, on May 20th 1609, the publisher Thomas Thorpe entered at Stationers’ Hall perhaps the most famous group of poems ever written: The Sonnets of William Shakespeare. This anniversary edition contains the full cycle of 154 sonnets, gorgeously written verses that deal with love, desire, jealousy, betrayal, melancholyall the emotions that make us human. From the darling buds of May” to the chronicle of wasted time” they resonate with unfulfilled longing. As Shakespeare himself wrote: So long as men can breath and eyes can see, so long lives this...” The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.