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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare


PUBLISHED: 31st May 2008
ISBN: 9780763630249
ANNOTATION:
With elegant, contemporary artwork and a faithful but succinct adaptation, this graphic novel casts a classic drama in a provocative new light. Here is the tale of young Bassanio, who, to win the love of fair Portia, entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender Shylock. Only Bassanio's heartfelt efforts — and a clever intervention by Portia — will save Antonio from paying Shylock "a pound of flesh." Moody and mesmerizing, this graphic novel adaptation of one of Shakespeare's more controversial plays boasts a chic modern cast, high drama, and all the dark, familiar beauty of Venice.
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PUBLISHED: 31st May 2008
ISBN: 9780763630249
ANNOTATION:
With elegant, contemporary artwork and a faithful but succinct adaptation, this graphic novel casts a classic drama in a provocative new light. Here is the tale of young Bassanio, who, to win the love of fair Portia, entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender Shylock. Only Bassanio's heartfelt efforts — and a clever intervention by Portia — will save Antonio from paying Shylock "a pound of flesh." Moody and mesmerizing, this graphic novel adaptation of one of Shakespeare's more controversial plays boasts a chic modern cast, high drama, and all the dark, familiar beauty of Venice.

Annotation

With elegant, contemporary artwork and a faithful but succinct adaptation, this graphic novel casts a classic drama in a provocative new light. Here is the tale of young Bassanio, who, to win the love of fair Portia, entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender Shylock. Only Bassanio's heartfelt efforts — and a clever intervention by Portia — will save Antonio from paying Shylock "a pound of flesh." Moody and mesmerizing, this graphic novel adaptation of one of Shakespeare's more controversial plays boasts a chic modern cast, high drama, and all the dark, familiar beauty of Venice.

Publisher Description

With elegant, contemporary artwork and a faithful but succinct adaptation, this graphic novel casts a classic drama in a provocative new light. Here is the tale of young Bassanio, who, to win the love of fair Portia, entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender Shylock. Only Bassanio's heartfelt efforts — and a clever intervention by Portia — will save Antonio from paying Shylock "a pound of flesh." Moody and mesmerizing, this graphic novel adaptation of one of Shakespeare's more controversial plays boasts a chic modern cast, high drama, and all the dark, familiar beauty of Venice.

Author Biography

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, EnglandWilliam Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in t, in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. We're pretty sure he would think this vhe English language. We're pretty sure he would think this version of his play is awesome. ersion of his play is awesome.

Product Details

Author
William Shakespeare
Short Title
MERCHANT OF VENICE
Pages
68
Audience Age
12-17
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Language
English
ISBN-10
0763630241
ISBN-13
9780763630249
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-05-31
Residence
Stratford-Upon-The Avon St, ENK