The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

by Gareth Hinds


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763630256
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 05/22/2008
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 341,982
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

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 New York City.

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