As well as being one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century and the recipient of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is the greatest lyric poet that Ireland has produced.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an illuminating introduction by author and academic Dr Robert Mighall.
Yeats’ early work includes the beguiling ´When You are Old´, ´The Cloths of Heaven´ and ´The Lake Isle of Innisfree´ but, unusually for a poet, Yeats´s later works, including ´Parnell´s Funeral´, surpass even those of his youth. All are present in this volume, which reproduces the 1933 edition of W. B. Yeats´s Collected Poems.