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The historical basis for "King Lear" comes from Geoffrey of Monmouth's account of the legendary King Leir of the Britons recorded in the historian's "History of the Kings of Briton." King Lear is an elderly man and wishes to retire from power. In the decision to divide up his estate he requests that his daughters profess their feelings for him, vowing to give whomever loves him the most the largest share. His two eldest daughters Regan and Goneril go first and based on their responses are rewarded their respective portions. ...

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    • Title: King Lear (Annotated By Henry N. Hudson With an Introduction By Charles Harold Herford) by William Shakespeare
    • Publisher: Digireads. com Publishing / Neeland Media LLC
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    • Edition: 2016 1st edition
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