This book has the complete Verity Edition of text: The Merchant of Venice along with the paraphrase of the text. The paraphrase has been written in a simple language, without compromising on the lyrical quality of Shakespeare. Besides, it has detailed explanations of difficult words and passages, notes, summaries of individual scenes and references to historical events and classical allusions.
The details about the life and works of William Shakespeare given in the book provide a useful insight into the literary pursuits of the playwright. The stage setting and conventions of the Elizabethan theatre will help the readers to comprehend better the dramatic elements in the play. The Specimen Questions along with the marking scheme will be of much use to the students preparing for the ICSE examination.