Annotations for Merchant of Venice : A Play by William Shakespeare


Baker & Taylor
To win the love of fair Portia, young Bassanio entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender Shylock, but only Bassanio's heartfelt efforts--and a clever intervention by Portia--will save Antonio, in a contemporary adaptation of a classic drama. Simultaneous. 14,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
To win the love of fair Portia, young Bassanio entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender Shylock, in this graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy.

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Random House, Inc.
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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