The Merchant of Venice - The Student's Shakespeare

With Notes, Characters, Plots and Exam Themes

By William Shakespeare, Angela Sheehan

Format: Paperback

A good value edition, with a powerful introduction by Angela Sheehan to help today's student understand the play's themes of prejudice, tolerance and the true nature of justice. With the complete text, explanatory notes on the opposite page to the text, character profiles, themes, language notes and some test exam questions.

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Gresham Publishing

Gresham is a small, dynamic book publishing company based in Glasgow. Scottish-interest titles are the main focus of their publishing and they endeavour to produce informative and enjoyable books about Scotland, its culture and its history. They publish books and e-books in a wide range of categories, including nostalgia, food and drink, history, humour, children's and reference.

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In this new edition of Shakespeare's most controversial comedy The Merchant of Venice, the merchant Antonio - on behalf of his friend Bassano - seeks a loan from Shylock. The loan is required to impress an heiress. Shylock is a Jewish moneylender whom Antonio has always treated with the utmost contempt, and Antonio is to honour the debt with a pound of the merchant's own flesh. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock prepares to take his gruesome revenge - only to find that the law is a knife that can cut two ways. The play explores prejudice, tolerance and the true nature of justice. This new edition includes the complete text with explanatory notes and a full introduction that describes the setting, summarises the plot and profiles the main characters. It discusses Shakespeare's language and the play's themes. It gives typical essay and test questions to help students prepare for exams.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Gresham Publishing
Publication Date 30 Apr 2014
ISBN 9781842057988
Number of Pages 176

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