'Macbeth' is a tragedy, one of eleven that Shakespeare wrote. Like other tragedies, this one centers on a prominent person who after a significant struggle, suffers defeat. In this defeat the person achieves heroic stature. 'Macbeth' has been a favorite of readers, theatre-goers, and actors for almost four hundred years and is considered one of the best of Shakespeare's plays.
An ambitious nobleman intends to become king of the Scots. He and his lady allow nothing to stop them--including murder. The attractive and rapidly growing" Graphic Classics" series uses the graphic novel format to introduce children to many of the world's greatest literary works. The atmospheric illustrations are of unusually high quality, and the narratives are paced to attract and hold young readers' interest. In addition to the story, each "Graphic Classic" features a brief biography summarizing its author's life, a list of his or her important works, a time line of historic events that helped inspire the story, general notes, and an index. These books make ideal introductions to the riches of world literature to junior and senior high school students--and especially to those young readers who are hesitant to delve into the books in their original form. This book is the paperback edition. All" Graphic Classics" are available in both paperback and hardcover editions.