King Lear


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Title: The Tragedy of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Type of Book: Play

Genre: Tragedy

Original Language: English

Written in: England, 1604–1606

First Published: 1623, First Folio

Protagonist: King Lear

Set in: 8th century. B.C.; England

Climax: Seeing that his daughters Goneril and Regan are dishonest and ungrateful, King Lear rejects them both and chooses to wander alone on the heath in the middle of a raging storm rather than stay with them (Act II, scene iv).

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