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The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare and David Bevington


Overview - This is one of Shakespeare's darkest comedies, for the romantic story of a young man, Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune and must borrow money to woo the wealthy lady he loves is set against the most disturbing story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock and his demand for the "pound of flesh" owed him by the Venetian merchant, Antonio, who has fallen into Shylock's debt.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This is one of Shakespeare's darkest comedies, for the romantic story of a young man, Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune and must borrow money to woo the wealthy lady he loves is set against the most disturbing story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock and his demand for the "pound of flesh" owed him by the Venetian merchant, Antonio, who has fallen into Shylock's debt. Here pathos and farce combine with moral complexity and romantic entanglement to display the extraordinary power and range of Shakespeare at his best.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780553212990
  • ISBN-10: 0553212990
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • Publish Date: December 2004
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 6.98 x 4.36 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Bantam Classics

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Books > Fiction > Classics
Books > Drama > European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Books > Drama > Shakespeare

 
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