The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

This classic play follows the story of a merchant in Venice who is in dire financial straits and borrows money from a Jewish moneylender, promising a pound of his own flesh as collateral. When he is unable to repay the debt, the moneylender demands his due, leading to a court case and moral dilemma about mercy and justice. Meanwhile, the moneylender's daughter elopes with a Christian, further complicating the relationships between characters. The narrative explores themes of prejudice, love, and the law.

The 2200th greatest book of all time


Published
1600
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
20,965
Original Language
English

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