1235980The Wild Swans at CooleWilliam Butler Yeats1919
THE WILD SWANS
W. B. YEATS
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
1919 All rights reserved
Copyright, 1917 and 1918,
By MARGARET C. ANDERSON.
By HARRIET MONROE.
Copyright, 1918 and 1919,
By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.
Set up and electrotyped. Published March, 1919.
J. S. Cushing Co.—Berwick & Smith Co.
Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.
This book is, in part, a reprint of The Wild Swans at Coole, printed a year ago on my sister's hand-press at Dundrum, Co. Dublin. I have not, however, reprinted a play which may be a part of a book of new plays suggested by the dance plays of Japan, and I have added a number of new poems. Michael Robartes and John Aherne, whose names occur in one or other of these, are characters in some stories I wrote years ago, who have once again become a part of the phantasmagoria through which I can alone express my convictions about the world. I have the fancy that I read the name John Aherne among those of men prosecuted for making a disturbance at the first production of "The Play Boy," which may account for his animosity to myself.
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.
The author died in 1939, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work 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.