Author:William Butler Yeats

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William Butler Yeats
(1865–1939)
Irish poet, dramatist, mystic and public figure who was one of the driving forces behind the Irish Literary Revival
William Butler Yeats

Works[edit]

Collections of poetry[edit]

Individual poems[edit]

Anthologised:

  • Yeats, W. B. "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" and "The Fiddler of Dooney" Harry Clarke (ill.). The year's at the spring, 1920.

Drama[edit]

  • Mosada (1886)
  • The Countess Cathleen (1892)
  • The Curse of the Fires and of the Shadows (1893) (Unindexed)
  • The Land of Heart's Desire (1894)
  • The Shadowy Waters (1900)
  • Cathleen ni Houlihan (1902)
  • On Baile's Strand (1904) (1903 edition, as published in In the Seven Woods (1903)
  • Where there is nothing... (1903)
  • The Hour Glass (1904) (1912 edition, as published in Responsibilities)
  • The King's Threshold (1904)
  • The Pot of Broth (1904)
  • Deirdre (1907)
  • The unicorn from the stars, and other plays (1908)
    • The unicorn from the stars
    • Cathleen Ni Houlihan
    • The hour-glass
  • At the Hawk's Well (1916)
  • Calvary (1921)
  • Four Plays for Dancers (1921)
  • The Cat and the Moon (1924)
  • Plays and Controversies (1924) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2020 due to Renewal R92986
  • Plays in Prose and Verse (1924) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2020 due to Renewal R92981
  • Sophocles' King Oedipus, a version for the modern stage (translation of Sophocles' play, 1928) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2024 due to Renewal R162692
  • The Resurrection (1931)
  • The Words upon the Window Pane (1934)
  • The Herne's Egg, and other plays (1938) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2033 due to Renewal R375210
    • The Herne's Egg (1938) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2034 due to Renewal R378184
    • A Full Moon in March
    • The King of the Great Clock Tower (1934) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2030 due to Renewal R292749
  • Purgatory (1938)
  • Last Poems & Plays (1940) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2036 due to Renewal R418909

Prose[edit]

Autobiography[edit]

  • Volume I - Reveries over Childhood and Youth (1916) (External scan)
  • Volume II - The Trembling of the Veil (1938)

Other[edit]

Works about Yeats[edit]


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1939, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.