The Merchant of Venice
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

by Fiona Macdonald, William Shakespeare, Penko Gelev
     
 

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(back cover)
"All that glisters is not gold."

Antonio needs to borrow a huge sum of money to help out his friend Bassanio. Shylock, a rich banker, agrees to lend him the money -- but if Antonio can't pay it back on time, the consequences will be terrible.

Meanwhile, Bassanio is in love with the beautiful Portia -- and he's not the only one . .

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(back cover)
"All that glisters is not gold."

Antonio needs to borrow a huge sum of money to help out his friend Bassanio. Shylock, a rich banker, agrees to lend him the money -- but if Antonio can't pay it back on time, the consequences will be terrible.

Meanwhile, Bassanio is in love with the beautiful Portia -- and he's not the only one . . .

Here is one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, vividly and faithfully retold in graphic novel format.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The introduction and commentary reveal an author with a lively awareness of the importance of perceiving the play as a theatrical document, one which comes to life, which is completed only in performance." The Review of English Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764162985
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Graphic Classics
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Popularly known as the 'Bard of Avon', English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564. Not much is known about his date of birth or his formal education. Born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, he moved to London at age 21, where he wrote and acted in plays like Hamlet and As You Like It for the theatre group 'The King's Men'. Shakespeare, who died on 23 April 1616, gave the English language its most beautiful figures of speech, allegories, and images.

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