The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Broadview anthology of British literature edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

The Merchant of Venice is best known for its complex and ambiguous portrait of the Jewish moneylender Shylock-and of European anti-Semitism. Fascinating in its engagement with prejudice, the play is also a comedy of cross-dressing and disguise, and a dramatic exploration of justice, mercy, and vengeance.

This volume contains the full text of the play with explanatory footnotes and marginal glosses for contemporary readers. An extensive introduction and well-rounded selection of background materials not only illuminate anti-Semitism in early modern England but also provide context for other facets of the play, including its comic plot of love and marriage, its examination of commerce and international trade, and its themes of revenge and the law.

Book information

ISBN: 9781554812127
Publisher: Broadview Press
Imprint: Broadview Press
Pub date:
Edition: Broadview anthology of British literature edition
DEWEY: 822.33
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 234g
Height: 217mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 15mm