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Essays on King Lear

by William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare

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Tragedy

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Publication date

December 26, 1606

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King Lear, Goneril, Regan, Cordelia, Fool, Earl of Gloucester, Earl of Kent, Edgar, Edmund, Duke of Albany, Duke of Cornwall, Oswald, King of France, Duke of Burgundy, Curan

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The story follows King Lear, who divides his kingdom among the two daughters who fawn him and banishes the third one who loves him. Subsequentl those daughters both reject him at their homes, so Lear goes mad and wanders through a storm.

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