King Lear is perhaps the most fierce and moving play ever written. And yet there is a curious puzzle at its center. The figure to whom Shakespeare gives more lines than anyone except the king—Edgar—has often seemed little more than a blank, ignored and unloved, a belated moralizer who, try as he may, can never truly speak to the play’s savaged heart.
Cimke: European literature
Broad in range and scope, this book explores the context and the details of philosophy, religion, literature, history and contemporary life that foster the creation and development of Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved character Sherlock Holmes and the stories, the world, in which he comes to life.