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The merchant of Venice: a play

The merchant of Venice: a play

Hinds, Gareth, 1971-; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Here is the tale of young Bassanio, who, to win the love of fair Portia, entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerious bargain with the moneylender Shylock. Only Bassanio's heartfelt effort - and a clever intervention by Portia - will save Antonio from paying Shylock 'a pound of flesh'

Paperback, Book. English. Young adult fiction.
Published Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds
ISBN: 076363025X, 9780763630256
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 68 p. : chiefly ill., map ; 27 cm.
Subject: Jews Italy Venice Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction.; Shylock (Fictitious character) Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 1
Quiz Number: 215492

Author note

Gareth Hinds is the creator of BEOWULF and other graphic novels based on classic works. Of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, he says, "I find the fairy-tale symbolism and ethical dilemmas of this play compelling, and I wanted to use the graphic novel form to present them to a modern audience." He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.