The Merchant of Venice (Paperback)

By Gareth Hinds, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator), William Shakespeare (Based on a Play by)
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Description


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.

About the Author


Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated several classics, including "Beowulf" and the much-acclaimed" Odysse"y. He lives in New York City with his wife

Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated several classics, including "Beowulf" and the much-acclaimed" Odysse"y. He lives in New York City with his wife

William Shakespeare (1564 1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763630256
ISBN-10: 076363025X
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2008
Pages: 68
Language: English