King Lear (Penguin Classics) Prime –

The most perfect specimen of the dramatic art existing in the world Percy Bysshe ShelleyShakespeare s bleak and brutal tragedy begins when an ageing king, seeking a successor, rejects the young daughter who loves him and misplaces his trust in her malevolent sisters In return they strip him of his power and condemn him to a wretched wasteland of horror and insanity Set in a pitiless universe, King Lear is a towering, elemental masterpiece of fierce poetry and vast imaginative scopeUsed and Recommended by the National TheatreGeneral Editor Stanley WellsEdited by George HunterIntroduction by Kiernan Ryan

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