Coriolanus (Paperback)

By William Shakespeare

Independently Published, 9781793155535, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2018

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Description

Set in the earliest days of the Roman Republic, Coriolanus begins with the common people, or plebeians, in armed revolt against the patricians. The people in the right to be represented by tribunes. Meanwhile, there are foreign enemies near the gates of Rome.The play explores one reason that Rome prevailed over such vulnerabilities: its reverence for family bonds. Coriolanus so esteems his mother, Volumnia, that he risks his life to win her approval. Even the value of family, however, is subordinate to loyalty to the Roman state. When the two obligations align, the combination is irresistible.Language: EnglishPublished in: 1623Word count: 28,863 words (≈ about 2 hours)