Shakespeare's poems and sonnets are touching, evocative testaments to the timeless and universal emotions of love. It is here that he is at his most versatile - erotic and sensual, lyrical and delicate, mysterious and tragic, yet also witty and humorous. This book presents a selection of the Bard's romantic verse, each poem annotated with textual explanations and biographical circumstances. Running chronologically, the collection displays the growth of Shakespeare as poet and lover. Roy Booth also edited "D.H. Lawrence: The Love Poems".