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King Lear : Newly Revised Edition - 98 edition

King Lear : Newly Revised Edition (ISBN10: 0451526937; ISBN13: 9780451526939)
ISBN13: 978-0451526939
ISBN10: 0451526937

Summary: 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-emb
racing tragedy of evil and suffering.
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Summary: 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Signet Classics
Year Published: 1998
International: No



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