This is undoubtedly the greatest love story ever written,
spawning a host of imitators on stage and screen, including Leonard
Bernstein''s smash musical West Side Story and Franco
Zeffirelli''s Romeo and Juliet filmed in 1968. A young man
and woman meet by chance and fall instantly in love. But their
families are bitter enemies, and in order to be together the two
lovers must be prepared to risk everything. Set in a city torn
apart by feuds and gang warfare, Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling
combination of passion and hatred, bawdy comedy and high tragedy.
This edition is illustrated by Sir John Gilbert.