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King Lear :  Penguin Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

King Lear

Penguin Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare, Ryan Kiernan (Revised by), G.K. Hunter (Editor), Stanley W. Wells (Editor), T. J. B. Spencer (Editor)

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Published: 9th June 2005
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An ageing king makes a capricious decision to divide his realm among his three daughters according to the love they express for him. When the youngest daughter refuses to take part in this 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.

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.

ISBN: 9780141012292
ISBN-10: 0141012293
Series: Penguin Shakespeare Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 9th June 2005
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1