The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

A Play

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: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763630249
0763630241
Branch Call Number: GN HINDS G
Characteristics: 68 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.

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FederalWayEdna Jan 19, 2016

Excellent graphic novel illustration style - simple but detailed enough to enjoy some Venetian scenery and distinctive character facial expressions. The content is very compact mixing old English with modern dialogue and summarizing the plot without feeling like there's a lot of the storyline missing. Nice introduction with a good hook to drawn comic readers to read more Shakespeare.

flash2121 Jun 04, 2013

The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598.

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