The Merchant of Venice (Penguin Popular Classics)(Paperback Edition)
Author: William Shakespeare
Goodreads Rating: 3.80
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Antonio, the merchant of Venice, and Shylock the money-lender have struck a bargain whereby Shylock will lend Antonio some money provided that if Antonio cannot repay him, Shylock can claim a pound of Antonio's flesh. Antonio's ships are lost ans Shylock seeks to enforce the contract. As Jew conflicts with Christian, the ancient argument for justice tempered by mercy is pleaded by Portia.