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Cliffscomplete Merchant of Venice
Contributor(s): Shakespeare, William (Author)

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ISBN: 0764585754     ISBN-13: 9780764585753
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
OUR PRICE: $11.89  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: April 2000
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Annotation: Although this play is a romantic comedy, as the story of a young merchant who cannot repay a debt to vindictive money lender, it has a very dark obstacle in the character of Shylock, one of the most vivid and memorable characters in Shakespeare's works.

"The CliffsComplete The Merchant of Venice" is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you to the life, works, and times of William Shakespeare.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Study Aids | Book Notes
- Literary Criticism | Shakespeare
- Drama | Shakespeare
Dewey: 822.33
LCCN: 00001093
Series: Cliffs Complete
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 7.5" W x 9.2" (0.90 lbs) 216 pages
Features: Bibliography, Glossary
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's "complete" text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

"CliffsComplete The Merchant of Venice" offers insight and information into a work that's rich both dramatically and thematically. Every generation since Shakespeare's time has been able to identify with some thematic aspect of the play.

Discover what happens to a young merchant who cannot repay a debt to a vindictive money lender; meet the menacing Shylock, one of the most vivid and memorable characters in Shakespeare's works -- and save valuable studying time -- all at once. Enhance your reading of "The Merchant of Venice" with these additional features: A summary and insightful commentary for each act Bibliography and historical background on the author, William Shakespeare A look at Early Modern English intellect, religion, politics, and society Coverage of Shakespeare's source and the play's performance history A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion guide, and activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Web sites

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