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Dunbar: King Lear Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

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  •  Dunbar: King Lear Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    Title: Dunbar: King Lear Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    Author: ST AUBYN EDWARD
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 16/10/2017
    Imprint: HOGARTH
    Price: $29.99
    Publishing status: Active

    Power, money and betrayal are at the heart of Edward St Aubyn’s retelling of King Lear, the latest addition to the Hogarth Shakespeare series, which has seen such luminaries as Margaret Atwood and Jeanette Winterson take on some of literature’s most classic texts. St Aubyn recasts Lear as media mogul Henry Dunbar, whose eldest two daughters imitate his ruthlessness and will to power so faithfully that they try to claim his company for themselves. As in the original, only his youngest daughter is loyal, despite his earlier betrayal of her. Dunbar, with his episodes of madness and desperation about his vanishing sense of self, is compelling, as are his horrifically psychopathic eldest daughters. St Aubyn’s intelligence and wit and mastery of language are obvious but never ostentatious.

    Series: Hogarth Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9781781090398
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