About the Book :
Romeo and Juliet, an early tragedy by William Shakespeare, tells the story of teenage 'star-crossed lovers' ending with their suicides, against the backdrop of a vicious family feud. It has been praised for its language and dramatic effect. Alongside Hamlet, it is one of the world's two most frequently performed plays. It is, today, the world's most iconic love story. It has been adapted many times, making it the best-known of Shakespeare's plots.
Shakespeare set the scene of the play in Verona, Italy. Juliet, a Capulet, and Romeo, a Montague, fall in love at a masked ball. Later, they declare their love when Romeo visits her at her balcony in her family's home. Because the two noble families are enemies, the couple is married secretly by Friar Laurence. After Tybalt, a Capulet, kills Romeo's friend Mercutio in a quarrel, Romeo kills Tybalt and is banished to Mantua. Juliet's father then demands that she marry Count Paris. When Juliet goes to Friar Laurence for advice, he gives her a potion that makes a person appear to be dead. He suggests that she take it and that Romeo rescue her; she agrees. Not knowing about the Friar's scheme, Romeo hears of Juliet's apparent death and returns to Verona. After killing Count Paris, he finds Juliet in a burial vault. He gives her a last kiss and kills himself with poison. Juliet awakens, sees the dead Romeo, and kills herself. Their families learn what has happened and end their feud.