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King Lear /

Main Author: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Other Authors: Raffel, Burton., Bloom, Harold.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2007
Series: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Works. 2003.
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A royal family is thrown into utter ruin by its own poisonous web of distrust, deceit and struggle for power. Shakespeare's tragedy is one unsurpassed power and depth. it follows the descent of the ageing King Lear into madness, perpetuated by his malevolent daughters Goneril and Regan who struggle to gain power over the kingdom. Having banished his favorite daughter Cordelia, a loving, compassionate and honest woman, when she refuses to partake in a competition of flattery, he sets in motion a catastrophic sequence of events that will ultimately destroy his sanity, family and kingdom. The lines between good and evil are faultlessly drawn in this exploration of filial ingratitude, injustice, avarice and love. In a time when swollen words, false pretexts And The struggle for power are again the order of the day the message of King Lear carries renewed significance. Excerpted from King Lear by William Shakespeare All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.