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King Lear

An essential resource for any Shakespeare enthusiast.


King Lear occupies a special place in the Shakespearean canon. Lear's descent into madness, the central event of this play, illustrates the exten… (See Below for Full Description)
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An essential resource for any Shakespeare enthusiast.

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 useful study guide examines one of Shakespeare's most renowned works, providing a selection of the finest criticism from the 17th and 18th centuries up to the 21st. Intended for readers just beginning their exploration of Shakespeare, this helpful reference breathes life into one of his greatest tragedies. An introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, an extensive character list, and a biography of Shakespeare are also featured in this comprehensive study guide.

Includes criticism from:
  • Samuel Johnson (1768)
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1818)
  • John Keats (1818)
  • Charles Dickens (1838)
  • Victor Hugo (1864)
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson (1883)
  • Leo Tolstoy (1906)
  • Sigmund Freud (1913)
  • Joyce Carol Oates (1974)
  • Northrop Frye (1986).

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9841-7
ISBN-10 791098419
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Bloom's Shakespeare Through the Ages
Author Harold Bloom, Editor; Neil Heims, Volume Editor
Publication Date 2/1/2008
Book's Binding Paperback
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Specifications Index.
Available Formats Print

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