The Merchant of Venice (No Fear Shakespeare Series)

The Merchant of Venice (No Fear Shakespeare Series)

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The Merchant of Venice (No Fear Shakespeare Series) by SparkNotes

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of The Merchant of Venice on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.

Each No Fear Shakespeare contains

  • The complete text of the original play
  • A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
  • A complete list of characters with descriptions
  • Plenty of helpful commentary

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586638504
Publisher: Spark
Publication date: 07/03/2003
Series: No Fear Shakespeare Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 64,441
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

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The Merchant of Venice No Fear Shakespeare Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has greatly helped me with understanding Shakespeare's confusing literature. I found it is best to read the original text, try your best to understand, then read the modern text, and finally go back over the original text. I highly recommend this to anyone having difficulty with Shakespeare. It actually makes it interesting!
Finngal More than 1 year ago
This was my first No Fear Shakespeare and I am going to get right back and buy more. How wonderful to find the door to understanding what this genius author wrote. Merchant had every element one loves to find in literature, understanding it broadens the horizons. Thanks!
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emma-bear_ More than 1 year ago
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is the story of a merchant named Bassiano, and his love, the heiress, Portia. This book also had a Jewish moneylender by the name of Shylock, and he has one of the most famous speeches about antisemitism ever written. This book also has the common phrase, "All that glitters is not gold." Although those parts of the play were interesting, it was still difficult to understand, there were many metaphors and analogies to ships and docks that I didn't understand, and it just had a dull ending. It was just, yet again, another Shakespeare book.
LGHPixie More than 1 year ago
The Mercant of Venice is such a great book. It's thrilling and has such a geat story line.