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A complex and controversial play from the master playwright The Merchant of Venice is most associated not with its titular hero, Antonio, but with the complex, unforgettable figure of the money-lender, Shylock. It is Shylock who finances Antonio''s friend Bassanio in his pursuit of the beautiful Portia, and who demands a gruesome bond from the wealthy merchant. Described as a comedy in the First Folio, Shakespeare''s explorations of prejudice, duty and the nature of justice make for a far darker play.

This Macmillan Collector''s Library edition is illustrated throughout by Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897), and includes an introduction by Ned Halley.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is not known but is traditionally 23 April, St George''s Day. Aged 18, he married a Stratford farmer''s daughter, Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and the...
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Title:The Merchant Of VeniceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:168 pages, 6.26 X 8.44 X 0.56 inShipping dimensions:168 pages, 6.26 X 8.44 X 0.56 inPublished:September 8, 2016Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909621897

ISBN - 13:9781909621893

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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