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William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice - 9780300115642 - V9780300115642
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The Merchant of Venice

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Description for The Merchant of Venice Paperback. Presents a comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, in which Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia, but lacks the funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible, and Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh. Editor(s): Raffel, Professor Burton. Series: The Annotated Shakespeare. Num Pages: 208 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; DDS; DSGS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 146 x 196 x 14. Weight in Grams: 164.
The Annotated Shakespeare series enables readers to fully understand and enjoy the plays of the world’s greatest dramatist
 
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—and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock).
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Product Details

Publisher
Yale University Press United States
Number of pages
208
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Series
The Annotated Shakespeare
Condition
New
Number of Pages
208
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780300115642
SKU
V9780300115642
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-36

About William Shakespeare
Burton Raffel (1928–2015) was Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities emeritus and professor of English emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Among his many edited and translated publications are Poems and Prose from the Old English, Cligès, Lancelot, Perceval, Erec and Enide, and Yvain. Harold Bloom (1930–2019) was Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor ... Read more

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Selected by the Association of American University Presses as an Outstanding Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 2007

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