CliffsComplete Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780764585753
  • ISBN-10: 0764585754
  • Pages: 216
  • Publication Date: 04/25/2000
  • Carton Quantity: 40
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    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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