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What the community says about King Lear
- "If you're looking for the best books with an alienation theme, King Lear might be an okay solution. It's about a king who was too tired to reign any longer, so he divided his realm amongst his daughters. One of his daughters expressed her true feelings towards him and alienated her from the family. "
- "A classic, though not his best work. One of those where you need to read because it's a classic, but you probably wouldn't read without having to, much like say the Grapes of Wrath. You almost read because it's assigned to you or obligated to read it. When reading though you end up finding out it's a pretty great read. "
- "Shakespeare's works are timeless classics that everyone should have some exposure to. This is definitely worth reading, even if you are not an English major. There are so many references in popular culture to his works, so you should read it if you want to stay in the know."
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in What are the best classic books"This book is a classic for anyone who is interested in Shakespeare. It deals with many topics such as greed, cruelty, and supporting one's family. Emotions run high in this story and I love the fact that this edition includes notes for students reading it for the first time. ""King Lear is indeed a classic and a good book, but it is not what I would call a good summer read. Summer is for fun and enjoyment and King Lear is too close to being like school work. I'd save it for the school year and go with something much more light and fun."