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Book Information: Merchant of Venice, the

Merchant of Venice, the (1600) [Play]
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Though categorized as a comedy, The Merchant of Venice is a moving exploration of the themes of justice, mercy and revenge.

Antonio, the merchant of Venice, and Shylock the money-lender have struck a bargain whereby Shylock will lend Antonio some money providing that if Antonio cannot repay him, Shylock can claim a pound of Antonio's flesh. Antonio's ships are lost and Shylock seeks to enforce the contract. As Jew conflicts with Christian, the ancient argument for justice tempered by mercy is pleaded by Portia.

Original title: The Merchant of Venice
Original languages: English

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Genre: Drama and PlaysEnglishElizabethan

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Complete Works of Shakespeare (1951) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: William Shakespeare

Edition #1: Merchant of Venice, the

Merchant of Venice, the (1998)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

-Extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
-Special introduction to the play by the editor
-Note on the sources of The Merchant of Venice
-Dramatic criticism from the past and present
-Comprehensive stage and screen history
-Text, notes, and commentaries
-List of recommended readings

Language: English

Edition: Signet Classic Shakespeare, New Revised

Edited by: Kenneth Myrick
Introduction by: Kenneth Myrick
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Manifested in:

The Merchant of Venice (April 1, 1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Signet Classics
ISBN: 0451526805
Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.6 in
Pages: 272

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Edition #2: Merchant of Venice, the

Merchant of Venice, the (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Wordsworth Classics
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Manifested in:

Merchant of Venice, the (August 1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Hertfordshire, UK
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260605
Dimensions: 5 x 7.8 x 0.3 in
Pages: 100

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