William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays,154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Now this is a Novel. It has more than earned that capital "N." It's incredibly written and beautiful. George Eliot is an absolute genius. You get wrapped up in the lives in this 19th century English village, and it is riveting. Plus, it also has one of the best literary heroines ever in Dorothea Brooke. Read it, fellow literature nerds!