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William Shakespeare, the "Bard of Avon", is the most famous of all English writers. Though he lived and died over 400 years ago, his works remain loved and treasured to this day. Even after all this time, they have lost none of their power nor their beauty: His stories still excite, his words still move, and his characters still seem real and deep and true.

Nowadays Shakespeare is best-remembered as a playwright. But he was also an extravagantly-gifted poet, the author of three major poetical works: The long narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece; and the Sonnets, a collection of 154 short poems.

Shakespeare’s three major poetic works are radically different in tone: From the contemplative intimacy of the Sonnets, to the exuberance of Venus and Adonis and the unremitting darkness of The Rape of Lucrece. But they are united by the Bard’s glorious poetry, his insight and his wisdom. All three deserve to be read, admired, and loved.

©2021 Charlie Creed (P)2021 Historical Audiobooks

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