Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant Of Venice Retold (hogarth Shakespeare)

October 11, 2016|
Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant Of Venice Retold (hogarth Shakespeare) by Howard Jacobson
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The second book in the Hogarth Shakespeare series heralds the full-on 2016 anniversary celebration of Shakespeare: Man Booker Prize winner and our great chronicler of Jewish life retells the powerful, controversial story of Shylock.
In The Merchant of Venice, the merchant Antonio borrows from the Jewish moneylender Shylock, whom he openly despises, to help fund his friend Bassanio''s wooing of the beautiful, prized Portia. Shylock agrees--but on the condition that Antonio promise in return a pound of flesh should he be unable to repay the debt. When Antonio''s ships are lost at sea and it becomes clear he cannot, the case goes to court: Antonio must honour his promise--until an unknown lawyer (Portia herself, dressed as a man) arrives and brilliantly picks the case apart.
     Jacobson takes the great tale of vengeance and cruelty and propels it through space and time to the shiny modern world of Cheshire''s Golden Triangle, where we meet a funny, love-driven, vindictive cast of characters very much from our world, confronting Shakespeare''s timelessly urgent questions in the 21st century.
HOWARD JACOBSON has written fourteen novels and five works of non-fiction. He won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse award in 2000 for The Mighty Walzer and then again in 2013 for Zoo Time. In 2010 he won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question and was also shortlisted for the prize in 2014 for his most recent novel, J. Howard Jaco...
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Title:Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant Of Venice Retold (hogarth Shakespeare)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.7 in
Published:October 11, 2016
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780345809247

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