Bianca, the daughter of local nobleman, is a beautiful and eligible woman of marriageable age, but her father has declared that no suitor can have her hand until her older, more disagreeable sister, Katherina, is married. In order to have their chance with Bianca, two suitors arrange for their friend Petruchio to "tame" Katherina and marry her.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.