- Author: William Shakespeare
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1593
- Word count: 10,058 words (≈ 40 minutes)
Venus and Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592-93, with a plot based on passages from Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective to present contrasting views of the nature of love.