Find Your Next Favourite Book
Save up to £20
Our Money-Back Guarantee

The Merchant of Venice


This text is part of a series in which the standard Shakespearean texts have been slightly abridged to enhance student understanding of the essential ... Show synopsis

Change currency

Reviews of The Merchant of Venice

Overall customer rating: 4.500

An accurate look at Shakespeare's time

by CharlesJ on Apr 1, 2010

"The Merchant of Venice" is often condemned for its look at the Jewish community during Shakespeare's day, but it is sadly accurate to that time: antisemitism was rife across Europe and the feelings expressed by characters are ones that were felt by most of the non-Jewish society. It may disturb readers ... More


Political Incorrectness

by Welly on Nov 8, 2007

In recent years it seems to have become almost obligatory for those who would wish to be thought 'right-minded' to condemn this play as 'racist'. It is not. This is a play ABOUT racism and racial hostility. Shakespeare never approves or condemns what his characters say; he is only interested in why ... More

Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about The Merchant of Venice

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Get 300 in vouchers and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first voucher. Thanks!