The Tragedy of King Lear

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 10

King Lear is growing old, and in an effort to preempt an inheritance war, he decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters while he is still living—dependent on which one loves him the most. Goneril and Regan tell him flattering lies, but the youngest, Cordelia, refuses to answer. Angered, Lear disowns Cordelia. He splits the kingdom between Goneril and Regan, who begin plotting against him. When it becomes clear that the daughters who claimed to love him the most are planning to betray him and that he has banished the one daughter who truly loved him, Lear goes mad and wanders out onto the heath. This is an unabridged version of one of William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. Versions of the play were first published in 1608 and 1623.

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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 10
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Text Type Drama
BISACS DRA010000, FIC004000, FIC010000
Dewey 822.3'3
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