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. His 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 and also contains an illuminating
introduction by author and academic Dr Robert Mighall. Designed to
appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a
series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles.
Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.