In this thrilling and hugely influential tragedy, ageing King Lear makes a capricious decision to divide his realm between his three daughters according to the love they express for him
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In the scheming and recriminations that follow, not only does the kings own sanity crumble, but the stability of the realm itself is also threatened
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This Macmillan Collectors Library edition is illustrated throughout by renowned artist Sir John Gilbert (1817−1897), and includes an introduction by Dr Robert Mighall
When the youngest daughter refuses to take part in this charade, she is banished, leaving the king dependent on her manipulative and untrustworthy sisters