King Lear by William Shakespeare

King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is considered one of his greatest works. The play is based on the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king. It has been widely adapted for stage and screen, with the part of Lear played by many of the world's most accomplished actors.

The 157th greatest fiction book of all time


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King Lear: Oxford School Shakespeare (Oxford School Shakespeare Series) Paperback 260604 $2.99 $1.99 2013
King Lear (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series) Paperback 233803 $10.42 $2.31 1997
King Lear (First Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 191445 $15.99 $3.67 2007
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Help Me Understand King Lear!: Includes Summary of Play and Modern Translation Paperback 2153737 $15.99 2019
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King Lear (The Pelican Shakespeare) Paperback 635364 $2.50 $0.01 2000
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The History of King Lear: The Oxford Shakespeare The History of King Lear (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 81162 $5.75 $3.61 2008
Four Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth (Bantam Classics) Paperback 392275 $3.85 $0.01 1988
King Lear (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 26382 $0.99 2013
King Lear (Collector's Library) Hardcover 1386787 $6.47 $3.99 2012
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King Lear In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version) Kindle Edition 24292 $2.99 2013
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King Lear: Side by Side Paperback 467012 $5.00 $1.15 2003
M. William Shak-Speare's King Lear: The First Quarto, 1608; A Facsimile (From the British Museum Copy, C. 34; K. 18;) (Classic Reprint) Paperback 8088503 $9.57 $16.37 2017
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The Tragedy Of King Lear (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Folger Shakespeare Library) Library Binding 1292308 $11.92 $14.27 2004
THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR Kindle Edition 1515095 2011
The Tragedy of King Lear Paperback 1572630 $5.99 $7.70 2014
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