King Lear (Signet Classic)

King Lear (Signet Classic)

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Item #: 019328
ISBN: 9780451526939
Grades: 9-AD

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Lear is the most awesome of all the poet's originals. No one else in Shakespeare is so legitimate a representation of supreme authority.
Category Description for King Lear (Shakespeare):

Typical of Shakespearean tragedy, this play is full of disappointment, injustice, and cruelty. Perhaps one of Shakespeare's darkest plays ever written, the plot involves a monarch who is betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, and goes mad from the pressures and disappointments surrounding him. Although certainly devoid of much happiness, this book is nonetheless written with a certain magnificence. The Dover Thrift Edition includes a few definitions beneath the unabridged text and has 118 pgs, pb.

Category Description for Signet Classics:

Concise, useful editions of classic "pillars" of Literature. Include introductions and afterwords.

The Signet Classic editions of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets are edited by outstanding scholars. These 2nd revised editions include additional helps for the student: an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world and theater; a special introduction to each play; selections of the sources from where Shakespeare derived each story; dramatic criticism; history of the play (including stage and screen); and text notes and commentaries as well as an up-to-date list of recommended readings. All cover art by Milton Glaser. Approx 200 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

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0.4 (lbs.)
6.75" x 4.25" x 0.75"
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I teach AP Literature at Fond du Lac High School. The footnotes are very helpful for students.
Jennifer M on Nov 14, 2016
I teach AP Literature at Fond du Lac High School. The footnotes are very helpful for students.
Jennifer M on Nov 14, 2016
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