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Shakespeare's comedy of the Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare; W J Rolfe
Publisher: New York, Cincinnati American Book Co. 1911, ©1870.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible -- and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare's comedy of the Merchant of Venice.
New York, Cincinnati [etc.] American Book Co. 1911, ©1870
(OCoLC)2981660
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; W J Rolfe
OCLC Number: 613146076
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (236 pages) frontispiece (portrait) illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Other Titles: Merchant of Venice.
Responsibility: ed., with notes, by William J. Rolfe.

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In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible -- and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh.

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