The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

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The Merchant of Venice | 9780141396545 | William Shakespeare

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ISBN:9780141396545

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:09/04/2015 by Penguin Books Ltd

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‘The man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul’ John Dryden

Antonio, a Venetian merchant, wishes to help his friend get money to impress a rich heiress. But he is forced to borrow the sum from a cynical, abused Jewish moneylender, Shylock, and signs a chilling contract to honour the debt with a pound of his own flesh. An ambiguous, complex and controversial comedy, The Merchant of Venice explores prejudice, marriage, money and the true nature of justice in an unforgiving world.

Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by W. Moelwyn Merchant
Introduction by Peter Holland