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King Lear

King Lear

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Written by William ShakespeareAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William Shakespeare
Edited by David BevingtonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Bevington and David Scott KastanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Scott Kastan

  • Format: Paperback, 352 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • On Sale: January 1, 1988
  • Price: $4.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-21297-6 (0-553-21297-4)
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A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings--as madness, murder, and the anguish of insight and forgiveness that arrive too late combine to make this an all-embracing tragedy of evil and suffering.