Romeo And Juliet by Charles and Mary Lamb
illustrated by Brian Froud
"That She Must Love Her Enemy"
Once in Verona there lived two families who held a great quarrel between them, these were the families Capulet and Montague. Nothing could persuade these families from their hate for each other, a hate they passed on to their children. But as it happened, however, Romeo of the family Montague one night gazed upon the image of Juliet, a Capulet, and the two were at once in love. But with their family's hate against them, this was a love that was fated to end in heartbreak.
Romeo And Juliet, the famous romantic tragedy by William Shakespearean has been here transformed into a story that embodies the essence of this play in both word and spirit. These feuding families are again the cause of so much loss and sorrow, as their children pay the price for the parents' animosity. A story that blends soft romantic imagery with poetic words of an immortal, bringing new life a timeless tale of love and woe.
Recommended age: 12+
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Star rating: five out of five