Although Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was written in around 1596, it tackles two of the most prominent themes of today: religion and money.
An excellent introduction to the pitfalls of borrowing, this title takes a good look at the conventions of past societies, from the very top to the very bottom. Remember: 'All that glisters is not gold'. Ideal as visual introductions to classic texts, Graffex titles are fast-moving, cinematic retellings of well-known stories.
Featuring photographs, paintings and maps, Graffex endmatters tell the story of each book in its wider geographical context. Text details the life of the author, the socio-political events which influenced the book and the impact the book had on the society of the time. Each title also features a double-page opening illustration and a full index.