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W.B. Yeats Selected Poetry

Published by Flame Tree Collectable Classics
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Little treasures, the FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning, gift edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The original text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader.

The poetry of W.B. Yeats is among the most-loved literature of the twentieth century. At times dream-like, at others political, his verse has a rich sense of identity, infused with myth, mysticism and lyrical skill. This gift edition of selected poetry gathers some of the finest works by the Irish poet, including ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’, ‘The Stolen Child’, ‘When You Are Old’, ‘The Song of the Happy Shepherd’, 'Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven', ‘Easter, 1916’, 'The Second Coming' and 'A Prayer for my Daughter'.

William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) was an Irish poet and is considered one of the greatest writers from the twentieth century. He played an important role in the Celtic Twilight, a revival of Irish literature focused on Gaelic heritage and Irish nationalism. Yeats set up the Abbey Theatre in 1899, which held Irish and Celtic performances. In recognition of his important work he received a Nobel Prize in 1923.

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