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King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Candlewick Press | February 11, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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A taut adaptation of Shakespeare's masterwork by Gareth Hinds - the standard-bearer of graphic-novel retellings of literary classics.

In a graceful adaptation, Gareth Hinds transforms Shakespeare's timeless tale of pride and defiance, loyalty and ambition, betrayal and revenge into graphic-novel format, packing it with visual drama and providing accessible notes. This artful edition - like an extraordinary stage performance - offers a striking new perspective on one of the most powerful and beloved tragedies in the English language. Incorporating excerpts from the bard's own language, Gareth Hinds's inventive format opens the experience of KING LEAR to students and fans of graphic literature.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 7.87 × 10.63 × 0.39 in

Published: February 11, 2011

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0763643440

ISBN - 13: 9780763643447

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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King Lear

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 7.87 × 10.63 × 0.39 in

Published: February 11, 2011

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0763643440

ISBN - 13: 9780763643447

About the Book

A taut adaptation of Shakespeare's masterwork by Gareth Hinds -- the standard-bearer of graphic-novel retellings of literary classics.
In a graceful adaptation, Gareth Hinds transforms Shakespeare's timeless tale of pride and defiance, loyalty and ambition, betrayal and revenge into graphic-novel format, packing it with visual drama and providing accessible notes. This artful edition -- like an extraordinary stage performance -- offers a striking new perspective on one of the most powerful and beloved tragedies in the English language. Incorporating excerpts from the bard's own language, Gareth Hinds's inventive format opens the experience of KING LEAR to students and fans of graphic literature.

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A taut adaptation of Shakespeare's masterwork by Gareth Hinds - the standard-bearer of graphic-novel retellings of literary classics.

In a graceful adaptation, Gareth Hinds transforms Shakespeare's timeless tale of pride and defiance, loyalty and ambition, betrayal and revenge into graphic-novel format, packing it with visual drama and providing accessible notes. This artful edition - like an extraordinary stage performance - offers a striking new perspective on one of the most powerful and beloved tragedies in the English language. Incorporating excerpts from the bard's own language, Gareth Hinds's inventive format opens the experience of KING LEAR to students and fans of graphic literature.

About the Author

Gareth Hinds says he sees the graphic novel form as "a perfect bridge between the printed word and theatrical performance." He is currently at work on a graphic-novel edition of Homer's THE ODYSSEY. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.
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