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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Signet Classic
Publication date June 1, 1998
Pages 275
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451526939
ISBN-10 0451526937
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $4.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Featuring a special introduction to the play by the editor, a newly revised, annotated edition includes selections from Shakespeare's sources, critical essays past and present, a stage and screen history, an updated bibliography, and more. Original.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Signet Classics edition of one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.

Full of cruelty and betrayal, King Lear is the timeless and timely story of a kingdom held in the thrall of an aging ruler’s descent into madness. Desperate for praise, he banishes those who would guide him with honesty and surrounds himself with sycophants—an action which leads to his ultimately tragic downfall...

This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:

• An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor, Russell Fraser
• Selections from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia, and The True Chronicle History of King Lear, the sources from which Shakespeare derived King Lear
• Dramatic criticism from Samuel Johnson, A. C. Bradley, John Russell Brown, and others
• A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
• And more...

Editions
Hardcover
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With William Shakespeare | from Bibliolife (April 30, 2009); titled "Tragedy of King Lear"
9781103923250 | details & prices | 308 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $32.99
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
With William Shakespeare | from Indypublish.Com (February 28, 2009)
9781437897401 | details & prices | 136 pages | List price $77.99
About: This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work.
from 1st World Library (November 1, 2005)
9781421813172 | details & prices | 128 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $25.95
About: KENT.
from Indypublish.Com (July 1, 2003)
9781404368200 | details & prices | 136 pages | List price $77.99
About: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
With Paul Werstine, Barbara A. Mowat | from Washington Square Pr (August 1, 2002)
9780743452946 | details & prices | 316 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The tragic drama of an old king's foolishness is accompanied by material on Shakespeare's language, life, and theater, notes, and an essay.
from Indypublish.Com (June 1, 2002)
9781404311749 | details & prices | 136 pages | List price $93.99
Paperback
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With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 8, 2015)
9781512110401 | details & prices | 134 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.31 in. | List price $7.49
This edition also contains The Tragedy of King Lear
About: King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare in which the titular character descends into madness after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all.
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 14, 2015)
9781511715638 | details & prices | 132 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.30 in. | List price $7.89
This edition also contains The Tragedy of King Lear
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 29, 2014)
9781502543301 | details & prices | 146 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.33 in. | List price $14.99
This edition also contains The Tragedy of King Lear
About: King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare.
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 20, 2013)
9781489511935 | details & prices | 110 pages | 7.44 × 9.69 × 0.25 in. | List price $7.99
This edition also contains The Tragedy of King Lear
About: The Tragedy of King Lear
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (February 11, 2013)
9781482510669 | details & prices | 160 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.37 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $8.95
This edition also contains The Tragedy of King Lear
About: Easy to Read Shakespeare.
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (October 27, 2011)
9781466483446 | details & prices | 176 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $17.40
This edition also contains The Tragedy of King Lear
About: The Trajedy of King Leer by William Shakespeare.
With William Shakespeare | from Bibliolife (April 30, 2009); titled "Tragedy of King Lear"
9781103923199 | details & prices | 308 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $19.99
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
With William Shakespeare | from Indypublish.Com (May 31, 2008)
9781437814323 | details & prices | 136 pages | List price $71.99
About: This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work.
With William Shakespeare | Large print edition from Bibliobazaar (October 11, 2007)
9781434610980 | details & prices | 192 pages | 7.75 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $23.75
About: I thought the King had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall.
With William Shakespeare | from Bibliobazaar (October 11, 2007)
9781434609991 | details & prices | 172 pages | List price $20.75
from 1st World Library (November 30, 2005)
9781421813554 | details & prices | 128 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $10.95
About: KENT.
With Paul Werstine (other contributor), Barbara A. Mowat (other contributor) | from Washington Square Pr (July 26, 2005)
9780743484954 | details & prices | 316 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $9.95
About: The critically acclaimed series from the leading center for Shakespearean studies presents freshly edited texts of each play based on the earliest printed versions, along with detailed explanatory notes on facing pages, scene-by-scene plot summaries, a key to famous lines and phrases, an introduction to the language of Shakespeare's time, and essays by outstanding scholars that furnish a modern perspective on the plays.
from Indypublish.Com (June 1, 2002)
9781404311756 | details & prices | 136 pages | List price $88.99
The price comparison is for this edition
With Russell Fraser (other contributor) | Revised edition from Signet Classic (June 1, 1998)
9780451526939 | details & prices | 275 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $4.95
About: Criticism, notes, and a bibliography accompany the text of the tragedy
With Paul Werstine, Barbara A. Mowat | Reprint edition from Washington Square Pr (May 1, 1993)
9780671722722 | details & prices | 316 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $3.99
About: The tragic drama of an old king's foolishness is accompanied by material on Shakespeare's language, life, and theater, notes, and an essay
Reissue edition from Airmont Pub Co (July 1, 1976)
9780804910125 | details & prices | List price $1.75
About: * Includes an informative, detailed and practical introduction to Shakespeare's life, times and language * Supports the texts with useful notes * Provides activities for before, during and after study
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780660190037
 
Abridged edition from Cbc Radio Canada (March 1, 2003)
9780660190037 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $24.95
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Cbc Radio Canada (January 1, 1999)
9780660179513 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.95
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606050937
 
With William Shakespeare | from Demco Media (May 1, 1993)
9780606050937 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $11.86
About: The tragic drama of an old king's foolishness is accompanied by material on Shakespeare's language, life, and theater, notes, and an essay

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