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The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare, William (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Merchant of Venice

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In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible#151;and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh.nbsp; Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock).
Authors: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Title: The merchant of Venice
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006.
Characteristics: xxxvi, 167 p. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bloom, Harold
Raffel, Burton
ISBN: 0300115644
Statement of Responsibility: William Shakespeare ; fully annotated, with an introduction, by Burton Raffel ; with an essay by Harold Bloom
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-164).
Subject Headings: Venice (Italy) Drama. Moneylenders Drama. Jews Italy Drama.
Topical Term: Moneylenders
LCCN: 2006005490
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Mar 14, 2012
  • sigridmac rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Marvellous play! And the modern-day translation was a lifesaver.

Wonder what this would be like...

Dec 20, 2010
  • Julz290995 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Better than I expected!


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Jun 14, 2012
  • buklover rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? "

Nov 15, 2009
  • somethingwicked rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"hath a jew not eyes?"


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