A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings--as madness, murder, and the anguish of insight and forgiveness that arrive too late combine to make this an all-embracing tragedy of evil and suffering.
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I decided to overcome longstanding feelings of inadequacy which had until now kept me away from Shakespeare's plays, which I had never studied in school and which seemed indecipherable to me. There is ... Read full review
Needed for Summer School ReadingUser Review - rn4god - Overstock.com
Unfortunately my rising 12th grader needed this book for her summer reading. She hated the book and found it difficult to follow. I chose this version because it updated the language somewhat and the ... Read full review