King Lear By William Shakespeare: With 30+ Original Illustrations,Summary and Free Audio Book Link by William Shakespeare

King Lear By William Shakespeare: With 30+ Original Illustrations,Summary and Free Audio Book Link

byWilliam Shakespeare

Kobo ebook | February 10, 2013

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King Lear By William Shakespeare - With 30+ Original Illustrations,Summary and Free Audio Book Link


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     •     Title contains every original Illustrations from Danziel Brothers.
    
     •     Title contains Summary

     •     FREE audio book link at the end of the book

     •     William Shakespeare's Biography

     •     William Shakespeare's Top Quotes

     •     Easy to navigated Active Table of Contents

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King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The title character descends into madness after foolishly disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. The play is based on the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king. It has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, and the role of Lear has been coveted and played by many of the world's most accomplished actors.

The play was written between 1603 and 1606 and later revised. Shakespeare's earlier version, The True Chronicle of the History of the Life and Death of King Lear and His Three Daughters, was published in quarto in 1608. The Tragedy of King Lear, a more theatrical version, was included in the 1623 First Folio. Modern editors usually conflate the two, though some insist that each version has its individual integrity that should be preserved.

After the Restoration, the play was often revised with a happy ending for audiences who disliked its dark and depressing tone, but since the 19th century Shakespeare's original version has been regarded as one of his supreme achievements. The tragedy is particularly noted for its probing observations on the nature of human suffering and kinship. George Bernard Shaw wrote, "No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear".

Title:King Lear By William Shakespeare: With 30+ Original Illustrations,Summary and Free Audio Book LinkFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 10, 2013Publisher:Kiddy Monster PublicationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9879990676

ISBN - 13:9789879990674

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from King Lear by William Shakespeare This is where Shakespeare takes off the gloves. He brings us right to the edge of the abyss, then kicks us over that edge. King Lear is the most devastating by far of the Shakespeare tragedies -- this is a play which leaves the reader shattered as the curtain falls. The play has a kind of primal power, which I find hard to explain. The plot is fairly typically Shakespeare, perhaps a little more complicated than usual, mixing elements taken from legend and from the historical record.
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