The Rape Of Lucrece

The Rape Of Lucrece

This narrative poem is a retelling of the legend of the founding of the Roman Republic after the rape of Lucrece, the wife of an advisor to the king. When the king’s son, Tarquins, hears Collatinus praise his wife Lucrece’s chastity, Tarquins becomes intent on sullying the good woman, and sets out to attack her. But Lucrece’s suicide after the assault brings unintended and dire consequences for the royal family.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare… (more)

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Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics (December 16, 2014)

Language: English

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