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The Merchant of Venice

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Written by William ShakespeareAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William Shakespeare
Adapted by John F. McDonaldAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John F. McDonald
Illustrated by Vinod KumarAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Vinod Kumar

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On Sale: September 16, 2009
Pages: 272 | ISBN: 978-0-307-42216-3
Published by : Bantam Classics Bantam Dell
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Synopsis

Synopsis

This is one of Shakespeare’s darkest comedies, for the romantic story of a young man, Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune and must borrow money to woo the wealthy lady he loves is set against the more disturbing story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock and his demand for the “pound of flesh” owed him by the Venetian merchant, Antonio. Here pathos and farce combine with moral complexity and romantic entanglement to display the extraordinary power and range of Shakespeare at his best.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
Praise

Praise

"A nice first introduction to the play or a new way to experience a classic." — Nicola Manning, Back to Books


"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature."

— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)

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