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The Resource The merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare ; edited with a commentary by W. Moelwyn Merchant ; introduced by Peter Holland

The merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare ; edited with a commentary by W. Moelwyn Merchant ; introduced by Peter Holland

Label
The merchant of Venice
Title
The merchant of Venice
Statement of responsibility
William Shakespeare ; edited with a commentary by W. Moelwyn Merchant ; introduced by Peter Holland
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Language
eng
Summary
"In The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare weaves together two ancient folk tales, one involving a vengeful, greedy creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh, the other involving a marriage suitor's choice among three chests and thereby winning his (or her) mate. Shakespeare's treatment of the first standard plot scheme centres around the villain of Merchant, the Jewish money-lender Shylock who seeks a literal pound of flesh from his Christian opposite, the generous, faithful Antonio. Shakespeare's version of the chest-choosing device revolves around the play's Christian heroine, Portia, who steers her lover Bassanio toward the correct humble casket and then successfully defends his bosom friend Antonio from Shylock's horrid legal suit." --Penguin Group
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Dewey number
822.33
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1951-
  • 1913-
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  • Holland, Peter
  • Merchant, W. Moelwyn
Series statement
Penguin Shakespeare
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Jews
Label
The merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare ; edited with a commentary by W. Moelwyn Merchant ; introduced by Peter Holland
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Publication
Note
This edition previously published in Penguin Books: 1967
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000027213737
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
lxxx, 148 p.
Isbn
9780141013954
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare ; edited with a commentary by W. Moelwyn Merchant ; introduced by Peter Holland
Publication
Note
This edition previously published in Penguin Books: 1967
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000027213737
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
lxxx, 148 p.
Isbn
9780141013954
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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