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Cliffscomplete King Lear Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Shakespeare, William (Author)

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ISBN: 0764585711     ISBN-13: 9780764585715
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2000
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Annotation: In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man, fourscore and upward." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning."

"The CliffsComplete King Lear" is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you to the life, works, and times of William Shakespeare.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Study Aids | Book Notes
- Literary Criticism | Shakespeare
Dewey: 822.33
LCCN: 00001098
Series: Cliffs Complete
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 7.5" W x 9.2" (0.95 lbs) 240 pages
Features: Bibliography, Glossary
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
In the CliffsComplete guides, the play's "complete" text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning." This most tragic of Shakespearean plays speaks to us repeatedly about fate and chance, destiny and the gods. But we also are reminded that humanity has free will -- and King Lear's choices lead to madness.

Enhance your reading of "King Lear" and save valuable studying time -- all at once -- with "CliffsComplete King Lear," Studying is easier with features that include Shakespeare's original play Notes and definitions that appear directly opposite the line in which they occur A summary and insightful commentary for each scene Bibliography and historical background on the playwright, William Shakespeare A look at the historical context and structure of the play Discussions on the play's symbols and themes A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

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