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The Merchant of Venice

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Published: 1596
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,233 / 78 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 35,080
mnybks.net#: 6298
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama

Classified as a comedy in Shakespeare's First Folio, while it shares certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps more remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for the character Shylock and the 'pound of flesh'. The play's antisemitic aspects has gained more attention in recent years.

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ow with better company.

SALARINO.
I would have stay'd till I had made you merry,
If worthier friends had not prevented me.

ANTONIO.
Your worth is very dear in my regard.
I take it your own business calls on you,
And you embrace th' occasion to depart.

SALARINO.
Good morrow, my good lords.

BASSANIO.
Good signiors both, when shall we laugh? Say when.
You grow exceeding strange; must it be so?

SALARINO.
We'll make our leisures to attend on yours.

[Exeunt SALARINO and SALANIO.]

LORENZO.
My Lord Bassanio, since you have found Antonio,
We two will leave you; but at dinner-time,
I pray you, have in mind where we must meet.

BASSANIO.
I will not fail you.

GRATIANO.
You look not well, Signior Antonio;
You have too much respect upon the world;
They lose it that

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 5 reviews: ****
2012.10.22
MOHAMMAD SABBIR
*****

it is a brilliant work of shakespeare. just love it.

2011.12.21
kali.b
*****

nice old classic, must read one.

2011.12.09
Pramod Pradhan
****.

read this book in school..... i have this book..... nice one... a classic one to read..and understand old english

2009.12.07
Gerard
***..

It's a decent book if you get the deeper meaning of the story.

2008.01.25
raluca radu
***..

good


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