The Merchant of Venice

A gamble on trading ships at sea, a pound of flesh as the penalty, a contest to win the hand of a rich heiress, and the final rescue in a court of law--The Merchant of Venice has all the ingredients required which make it one of Shakespeare's most dramatic romantic comedies.Antonio is the merchant of Venice who borrows money to help his friend Bassanio win Portia in marriage. He borrows the money from Shylock, a shrewd...

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Traveller

"McDonald is an explorer of courage and a writer of immense talent" - The Irish Times "Spirited, vivid, convincing, imaginative and poetic" - St. Petersburg Times "McDonald's prose is rich, thick and magically poetic" - The Sunday Independent "Powerful use of the unspoken, the complete objectivity of his writing has the effect of changing the moral basis for decisions regarding right and wrong" - The Leinster Express "McDonald's insight allows...

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Romeo and Juliet

Reason for Reading:I couldn't resist!This book has everything I love in one book: orphans, mysterious island, vintage photographs, creepy atmosphere and an old house.How could I not want to read it.Here is a book that once again uses photographs and text together in a unique way.The obscure, peculiar vintage photographs are simply illustrative, but the author has had to write his story around already existing photos which enhance the...

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Tribe

Owen McBride stands with his feet in two worlds. Is he a "Traveller"-the ancient class of proud but downtrodden wayward gypsies living on the side of the road-or a "Gorgio"-an average citizen with middle-class aspirations, clean fingernails, and no fear of the law. His marriage-minded Gorgio girlfriend wants to drag him into the settled post-millennium mainstream euro-life, with apartment, car, tie, and job. But that's no place for a half-breed...

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