Merchant Of Venice

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In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud. In this death-filled setting, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers' final union in death seems almost inevitable. And yet, this play set in an extraordinary world has become the quintessential story of young love. In part because of its exquisite language, it is easy to respond as if it were about all young lovers. The authoritative edition of Romeo and Juliet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include: _ The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference _ Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation _ Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play _ Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play _ Scene-by-scene plot summaries _ A key to famous lines and phrases _ An introduction to reading ShakespeareÆs language _ Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare LibraryÆs vast holdings of rare books _ An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play