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In 4th Century Rome, Titus returns to the city after a period of bloody conflicts with the Goths. Upon his triumphant return with his prisoners—the Goth queen Tamora and her three sons—the opposing parties begin a cycle of revenge that ultimate destroys them all. Long assumed to be one of Shakespeare’s earliest tragedies, Titus Andronicus was one of the most popular of his plays to be performed during his lifetime.Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.