Shylock's daughter

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P. Fogelman Books,
Pub. Date:
2001.
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English
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As the beautiful daughter of a wealthy moneylender, Jessica leads a relatively privileged life in the Jewish Ghetto. But during her rare walks through the main streets of Venice, she has caught glimpses of the colorful, exciting world outside. Then, by chance she meets a handsome aristocrat named Lorenzo who has, it seems, everything that Jessica longs for, and who promises to make her his wife. There is one painful condition, however: She must convert to Christianity. Will Jessica follow her desires, even if it means leaving behind everyone she loves, and abandoning her religion? Will her father, Shylock, survive this betrayal? Mirjam Pressler cleverly expands upon Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice offering a richly complex portrait of life in sixteenth-century Venice. This fascinating historical novel has been beautifully translated by Brian Murdoch, whose afterword gives readers a meaningful perspective on the difficult relations between Christians and Jews during that period.
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subject_facet Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Italy -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction, Jews -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction, Prejudices -- Fiction, Venice (Italy) -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction
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title_full Shylock's daughter / Mirjam Pressler ; translated and with an afterword by Brian Murdoch
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