The mastermind behind the Irish literary Renaissance, William Butler Yeats had a remarkable literary career spanning across five decades. This collectable edition brings together his early poems along with some of his finest verses composed in the years following his Nobel Prize. It includes The Wanderings of Oisin, The Sad Shepherd , The Stolen Child , The Lake of Innisfree , The Sorrow of Love , When You Are Old , An Irish Airman foresees his Death , The Second Coming , Sailing to Byzantium , Leda and the Swan and Byzantium . Each poem gives an insight into Yeats beliefs, philosophy and also the times in which he wrote. Each is a specimen of his exquisite craftsmanship.