Merchant of Venice, The

Burton Raffel, Harold Bloom, William Shakespeare

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Yale University Press

Published: 31st Oct '06

£4.50

Presents a comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, in which Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia, but lacks the funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock. When Antonio’s business falters, repayment becomes impossible, and Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio’s flesh.

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Description

In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio’s business falters, repayment becomes impossible-and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock).

Additional information

Weight 0.181 kg
Dimensions 13 × 127 × 197 mm
Page Count 208