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Lear, King (Legendary character)

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Works: 584 works in 1,308 publications in 3 languages and 71,309 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Television adaptations  Television plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Film adaptations  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Juvenile works 
Classifications: PR2819, 822.33
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Most widely held works about King (Legendary character) Lear
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
    116 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5,576 libraries worldwide
    Lear, the aging King of Britain, has chosen to lay aside the care of kingship and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Their share is to be determined by their love for him. Two daughters speak with grandiose expressions of love while the third daughter finds nothing to say. The courts disinherit the third daughter, Cordelia. Much treachery, murder, and deceit ensued and Lear and Cordelia are captured and sentenced to death
    The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
    39 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 4,380 libraries worldwide
    Presents Shakespeare's tragedy in which an English king foolishly splits his kingdom between the two daughters plotting his doom and disinherits his favorite for speaking out against him
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( file )
    16 editions published between 1930 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,444 libraries worldwide
    To help students understand and enjoy a Shakespeare play
    Fool by Christopher Moore( Book )
    9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,233 libraries worldwide
    "This is a bawdy tale. Herein you will find gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity...If that's the sort of thing you think you might enjoy, then you have happened upon the perfect story!" So says the New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore, who now takes on the legendary Bard himself with an insanely funny tale of a moronic monarch named Lear, his deceitful daughters, and a ghost (there's always a bloody ghost) - all as seen through the eyes of a man wearing a codpiece and bells on his head. Said royal fool is Pocket, a man of infinite jest, upon whose slight shoulders now rests the future of a kingdom. Pocket may be a fool...but he's definitely not an idiot
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( file )
    47 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 2,154 libraries worldwide
    Lear, the King of Britain, has three daughters. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best
    The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
    25 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and held by 2,063 libraries worldwide
    Contains the text of the play in which a foolish king divides his land between two ungrateful daughters, an overview of Shakespeare's life, an introduction to the play, and dramatic criticisms
    William Shakespeare's King Lear ( Book )
    3 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,765 libraries worldwide
    Includes a brief biography of the author, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas
    Twentieth century interpretations of King Lear : a collection of critical essays ( Book )
    1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1,597 libraries worldwide
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
    21 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,441 libraries worldwide
    Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
    The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
    9 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 1,377 libraries worldwide
    Lear, the King of Britain, has three daughters. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
    11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
    "Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion." -- Container
    The masks of King Lear by Marvin Rosenberg( Book )
    2 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
    The history of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Computer File )
    9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
    "King Lear, widely considered Shakespeare's most deeply moving, passionately expressed, and intellectually ambitious play, has almost always been edited from the revised version printed in the First Folio of 1623, with additions from the quarto of 1608. Acting on recent discoveries, this volume presents the first full, scholarly edition to be based firmly on the quarto, now recognized as the base text from which all others derive. A thorough, attractively written introduction suggests how the work grew slowly in Shakespeare's imagination, fed by years of reading, thinking, and experience as a practical dramatist. Analysis of the great range of literary and other sources from which he shaped the tragedy, and of its critical and theatrical history, indicates that the play felt as shocking and original to early audiences as it does now. Its challenges have often been evaded, notably in Nahum Tate's notorious adaptation. During the twentieth century, however, deeper understanding of the conventions of Shakespeare's theatre restored confidence in the theatrical viability of his original text, while the play has also generated a remarkable range of off-shoots in film, television, the visual arts, music, and literature." "The commentary to this edition offers detailed help in understanding the language and dramaturgy in relation to the theatres in which King Lear was first performed. Additional sections reprint the early ballad, ignored by all modern editors, which was among its earliest derivatives, and provide additional guides to understanding and appreciating one of the greatest masterworks of Western civilization."--BOOK JACKET
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
    20 editions published between 1912 and 2009 in English and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
    One of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear's failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( file )
    12 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
    Lear, the King of Britain, has three daughters. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best
    This great stage : image and structure in King Lear by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )
    2 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
    Some facets of King Lear; essays in prismatic criticism by Rosalie Littell Colie( Book )
    2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
    6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
    Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge as they unleash a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty
    On King Lear ( Book )
    5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 952 libraries worldwide
    King Lear by Alexander Leggatt( Book )
    5 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
    "Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Provides the original reading of the play, discusses the key themes and concepts, and examines the critical ideas and trends
 
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