# The 6689
The Merchant Of Venice
The Merchant of Venice is most associated not with its titular hero, Antonio, but with the complex, unforgettable figure of the money-lender, Shylock
Described as a comedy in the First Folio, Shakespeares explorations of prejudice, duty and the nature of justice make for a far darker play
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It is Shylock who finances Antonios friend Bassanio in his pursuit of the beautiful Portia, and who demands a gruesome bond from the wealthy merchant
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This Macmillan Collectors Library edition is illustrated throughout by Sir John Gilbert (1817−1897), and includes an introduction by Ned Halley