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King Lear
King Lear
Shakespeare, William, 1564-16162015
Articles
The ageing King Lear, tired of office, decides to split his kingdom between his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia; but the decision to allot their share based on the love they express for him proves to be a terrible mistake. When Cordelia refuses to take part in her father's charade, she is banished, leaving the king dependent on her manipulative and untrustworthy sisters. In the scheming and recriminations that follow, not only does the king's own sanity crumble, but the stability of the realm itself is also threatened. Cast out into the wilderness with a wise Fool and a cunning madman, it is only after losing what he values most that Lear understands the depth of his folly.
Main title:
King Lear / William Shakespeare.
Edition:
New edition / edited by Kiernan Ryan.
Imprint:
London : Penguin Classics, 2015.London : Penguin Classics, 2015.
Collation:
368 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN:
9780141396460 (pbk)
Dewey class:
822.33
Language:
English
BRN:
1747232
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