King Lear (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare Series)

King Lear (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare Series)

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan and the good and gentle Cordelia. 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. Lear's tragic lack of judgement and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the

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Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan and the good and gentle Cordelia. 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. Lear's tragic lack of judgement and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the loyal Gloucester who is persuaded to reject his virtuous son Edgar in favour of the villainous Edmund. Plot and sub-plot combine to form a shattering drama of isolation and loss-one of Shakespeare's mightiest achievements and one of the greatest tragedies in the literature of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141902203
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Arkangel Complete Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.43(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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King Lear (Saddleback's Illustrated Classics Series) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
GemLeitz1979 More than 1 year ago
This is another home-run by Shakespeare! A dysfunctional family in the middle of intrigue and war. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May God reast his sole
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My bio is result one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in and winks at draco and giggles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll keep posting in these reviews until these kids stop with the f*cking roleplaying on here. This is for book reviews, NOT roleplay!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im bored
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He chuckles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stood there watching.
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Headline says it all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters the conflicts it purely evil, shows how foolish a father can be by not trusting the good daughter sadly cordelia dies :(
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