The Rape of Lucrece

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9781528705325 - The Rape of Lucrece - William Shakespeare
9781528705325 - The Rape of Lucrece - William Shakespeare
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The Rape of Lucrece

Set in Rome, the poem tells a tragic tale of lust, conquest, violence and politics. Collatine expresses his love for his wife Lucrece, to a fellow soldier, Tarquin. Hearing of her ‘chastity’, Tarquin is overcome with his desire to alter this and seeks out Lucrece in Collatine’s absence. He threatens and rapes her, and the poem follows the consequences of his violent actions.

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Read & Co. Classics presents this new beautiful edition of William Shakespeare’s narrative poem, “The Rape of Lucrece”. This edition features a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare. Set in Rome, the poem tells a tragic tale of lust, conquest, violence and politics. Collatine expresses his love for his wife Lucrece, to a fellow soldier, Tarquin. Hearing of her ‘chastity’, Tarquin is overcome with his desire to alter this and seeks out Lucrece in Collatine’s absence. He threatens and rapes her, and the poem follows the consequences of his violent actions. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and is celebrated as the world’s most famous dramatist.

Book Details

Author

William Shakespeare

Imprint

Read & Co. Classics

Series

Shakespeare Library

ISBN

9781528705325, 9781528785747

Formats Available

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Pages

86

Publication Date

30 May 2018

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

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