King Lear by Prof. Harold Bloom
  

Synopsis

King Lear by Prof. Harold Bloom

This book serves as 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.This useful new 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.It 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); and, Northrop Frye (1986).

About the Author

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale

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Format

Paperback
368 pages

Author

Prof. Harold Bloom
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Publication date

15th May 2008

ISBN

9780791098417


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