The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Graphic Novel - 2008
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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.
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA), 2008.
ISBN: 9780763630256
076363025X
Call Number: SHAKESPEARE
Characteristics: 68 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Subjects: Graphic novels.
Additional Contributors: Hinds, Gareth 1971-

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