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Measure for measure
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Measure for measure

Series: Penguin classics

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141396552

Publication Date: 30 Jul 2015

Subject: Literature

Suitable for: Secondary

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A young man is condemned to death for breaking a law forbidding sex outside marriage. When his sister pleads with the Lord Angelo to save him, he offers her a bargain - her brother's life in exchange for her virginity. One of Shakespeare's most enigmatic plays, Measure for Measure is a morally complex drama of intricate moves and countermoves that explores falsehood, justice and humanity's best and basest instincts.

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A young man is condemned to death for breaking a law forbidding sex outside marriage. When his sister pleads with the Lord Angelo to save him, he offers her a bargain - her brother's life in exchange for her virginity. One of Shakespeare's most enigmatic plays, Measure for Measure is a morally complex drama of intricate moves and countermoves that explores falsehood, justice and humanity's best and basest instincts.

Contents

General introduction
The chronology of Shakespeare's works
Introduction
The play in performance
Further reading

Measure for Measure

An account of the text of this edition
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Category
NF
Subject
Literature
Dewey
822.33
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Illustrations
None
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Pub. date
30 Jul 2015
Edition
New
ISBN
9780141396552
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Binding
Paperback
Pages
224
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
173g
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Yes
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