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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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A gamble on trading ships at sea, a pound of flesh as the penalty, a contest to win the hand of a rich heiress, and the final rescue in a court of law--The Merchant of Venice has all the ingredients required which make it one of Shakespeare's most dramatic romantic comedies.

Antonio is the merchant of Venice who borrows money to help his friend Bassanio win Portia in marriage. He borrows the money from Shylock, a shrewd moneylender who devises a retribution unprecedented in the annals of law...

...till a young lawyer defeats him in his own game. Who is this young lawyer? What is the clinching argument? The Merchant of Venice is memorable as much for its dramatic scenes as for its strong characters, all of which remain etched in the mind long after the story has been read.
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"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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