In this "Graphic Classics " version of a famous Shakespearean tragedy, mortal enmity exists between the powerful houses of Montague and Capulet, but Romeo, the Montagues' son, and Juliet, daughter of the Capulets, are in love. Theirs is a romance destined to end in tragedy. "Graphic Classics " are graphic novel versions of immortal novels and plays, presented in a way to help make great literary works accessible to students, and encourage boys and girls to discover the joy of reading the masterworks in their original form. Titles in this series tell absorbing, fast-paced stories dramatized with high-quality color illustrations. Each "Graphic Classics " title includes a thumbnail biography of the author, a list of his or her important works, a timeline of historic events that helped inspire the story, general notes, and an index. " Graphic Classics " titles are available in both paperback and hardcover editions.