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The W.B. Yeats Collection: Home

Editorial Policy

A single edition of each work, usually the last known to have been approved by Yeats, has been included. However, both of the widely different versions of A Vision (1925 and 1937) have been included.

The Y.B. Yeats Collection contains the major work of W.B. Yeats in all genres, including poetry, plays, criticism, and fiction.

  • Autobiographies
  • Collected plays (1934)
  • Collected plays (1952)
  • Discoveries
  • Essays and introductions
  • Explorations
  • John Sherman and Dhoya
  • Later essays
  • Letters to the new island
  • Memoirs
  • Mythologies
  • Prefaces and introductions
  • The poems
  • The secret rose
  • The senate speeches
  • The speckled bird
  • Uncollected prose Vol. I
  • Uncollected prose Vol. II
  • Under the moon: the unpublished early poetry
  • The Variorum Edition of the plays
  • A vision (1925)
  • A vision (1937)

About The W.B. Yeats Collection

The W.B. Yeats Collection contains the major work of W.B. Yeats in all genres, including poetry, plays, criticism and fiction, collected in 22 volumes.

Where available, the scholarly editions in the Scribner/Macmillan Collected Edition of the Works of W.B. Yeats (Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper, General Editors) have been used. For works excluded from or not yet published in the Collected Edition, the best available text has been used, including other scholarly editions, such as The Speckled Bird (William H. O'Donnell, editor), as well as texts prepared after Yeats's death with the assistance of his widow, George Yeats.

The entire text of each work has been included. Any accompanying text written by the author and forming an integral part of the work has been keyed. Indexes of titles and first lines have been excluded. Any images appearing in the text have been included.