The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192814540

ISBN-13: 9780192814548

Pub. Date: 04/07/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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:
9780192814548
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/07/1994
Series:
World's Classics Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.53(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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