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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Random House Publishing Group, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings--as madness, murder, and the anguish of insight and forgiveness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9781588368287 1588368289
OCLC Number: 1002089220
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Adobe EPUB eBook; Kindle Book; OverDrive Read
Responsibility: William Shakespeare.

Abstract:

A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings--as madness, murder, and the anguish of insight and forgiveness that arrive too late combine to make this an all-embracing tragedy of evil and suffering. Each Edition Includes: Comprehensive explanatory notes Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography From the Paperback edition.

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