King Lear
King Lear
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Annotation: Includes an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive character list, a biography of Shakespeare, and more.
Catalog Number: #22835
Format: Library Binding
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Chelsea House
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Pages: xii, 356 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7910-9574-6
ISBN 13: 978-0-7910-9574-4
Dewey: 822.3
LCCN: 2007029708
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
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Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's High School Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-342) and index.
Reading Level: 8.0
Interest Level: 9-12
Lexile: 690L
King Lear occupies a special place in the Shakespearean canon. Lear's descent into madness, the central event of this play, illustrates the extent to which humanity can be degraded by its errors. Harold Bloom calls King Lear the unique eminence in the world's literary world. This invaluable study guide to one of Shakespeare's most renowned works contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on King Lear. Students will also benefit from the additional features included in this volume, such as an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive character list, a biography of Shakespeare, and more.

King Lear's descent into madness, the central event of this play, illustrates the extent to which humanity can be degraded by its errors. King Lear occupies a special place in the Shakespearean canon, for it is almost universally regarded as his greatest play. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's most exceptional works contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on King Lear. Students will benefit from the abundant features included in this volume, such as an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive character list, a biography of Shakespeare, and more.


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