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The Merchant of Venice / Edition 2
     

The Merchant of Venice / Edition 2

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by William Shakespeare
 

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ISBN-10: 058252721X

ISBN-13: 9780582527218

Pub. Date: 07/02/1986

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

The Merchant of Venice is an intriguing drama of love, greed and revenge. At its heart, the play contrasts the characters of the maddened and vengeful Shylock, a Venetian moneylender, with the gracious, level-headed Portia, a wealthy young woman besieged by suitors. At the play's climax, Shylock insists that a binding contract be enforced which will cost the

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The Merchant of Venice is an intriguing drama of love, greed and revenge. At its heart, the play contrasts the characters of the maddened and vengeful Shylock, a Venetian moneylender, with the gracious, level-headed Portia, a wealthy young woman besieged by suitors. At the play's climax, Shylock insists that a binding contract be enforced which will cost the life of the merchant Antonio. Pleading Antonio's case before the Duke of Venice, Portia shrewdly defeats Shylock's evil purpose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582527218
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/02/1986
Series:
New Swan Shakespeare Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.48(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction, with new section on recent critical and stage interpretations by Charles Edelman; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Supplementary note; Textual analysis; Appendix: Shakespeare's use of the Bible in The Merchant of Venice; Reading list.

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