Our Hamlet literary candle is inspired by one of the most powerful and influential works of world literature. The Ophelia Bouquet scent is floral, grassy. It is bittersweet with notes of violet, cypress, and bayberry. William Shakespeare’s best-known play was first performed around 1600. Set in Denmark, Hamlet tells the story of a prince whose duty to revenge his father’s death entangles him in philosophical problems he can’t solve. "To be, or not to be", he wonders. It was one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most-performed, topping the performance list of the Royal Shakespeare Company and its predecessors in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1879. It has inspired many other writers—from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Charles Dickens to James Joyce and Iris Murdoch and has been described as "the world's most filmed story after Cinderella. It is William Shakespeare's longest play, with 30,557 words. The Hamlet book candle will last this long though, so don't worry. Available in Ophelia's Bouquet scent and the Original Library scent.