Venus and Adonis
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
William Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest writer in the history of the English language, so renowned and respected that the time period in which he lived is often known as the Age of Shakespeare. Indeed, his genius is questioned only by those who doubt the authenticity of his authorship of timeless classics like Romeo and Juliet. As Ben Jonson once put it, "He was not of an age, but for all time.” No other writer, in English or in any other language, can rival the appeal that Shakespeare has enjoyed around the world, and nobody’s had a bigger influence.
Venus and Adonis is one of Shakespeare’s long poems, modeled after Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The poem’s theme is about love, and Shakespeare skillfully shifts the poem’s tone and direction to move the plot entertainingly.
This edition of Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of history’s greatest playwright.