Read & Co. Classics presents this new beautiful edition of William Shakespeare’s poem, “A Lover’s Complaint”, featuring a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare. The poem tells the story of a young women lamenting her love for a man who once charmed and abandoned her. As she weeps at the edge of a river, an old man approaches, compelling her to recount her tale of sorrow. It was published as a conclusion to the original edition of “Shakespeare’s Sonnets”, in 1609. Shakespeare’s sonnets beautifully explore the themes of love and beauty, time and mortality. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and is celebrated as the world’s most famous dramatist.