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BEST 5 Merchant of Venice Study Guides for ICSE Class 10

by Chirag Agarwal on December 27, 2019

The Merchant of Venice is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is the story of a Jewish moneylender who demands that an antisemitic Christian offer "a pound of flesh" as collateral against a loan. First performed in 1598, Shakespeare’s study of religious difference remains controversial.

The Merchant of Venice play is an important part of ICSE Class 9 and 10 syllabus.

Here are BEST 5 Study Guides that can help you score far better marks in Merchant of Venice in ICSE English Literature Exam:

1. ICSE Merchant of Venice Questions and Answers for Class 9 & 10 by Madhuri Shukla

To focus on important extract-based question and answers of Merchant of Venice play, this exclusive MOV material by Senior ICSE English Teacher Mrs. Madhuri Shukla will take you a long way. The Author has designed the book specifically keeping ICSE curriculum in mind and you will find really good extracts and answers in this material.

This MOV guide also includes a short summary of every scene to further help you follow the play well. If you have a fair understanding of the play, this is a really good guide to go for!

Price: Rs. 499/- FREE Delivery Across India by Exam18

2. ICSE Class 10 Merchant of Venice – Explanation Notes by Ranju Gobble

Upon reading this book, students will be able to answer most questions from the play easily with thorough understanding.

For ICSE Students who are looking for line-by-line explanation of the play in common English language, this material by ICSE English Teacher Mrs. Ranju Gobble will be a great help! The book includes scene-wise explanation of important extracts in plain-English. Recommended for students who face difficulty in understanding the play.

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3. ICSE English Literature: Merchant of Venice Review Notes for Class 10

To know about the scene wise play summary of Merchant of Venice, you can refer to the ICSE English Literature: Merchant of Venice Review Notes for Class 10 by Exam18 which covers a great variety of exercises such as 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Very Short Answer Questions, 20 Short Answer Questions, Half-time Tests, Full-time Tests and more, making the play more interesting and convenient to study.

In addition to exercises, this book comes with summarized notes that will help you gain an intimate understanding of the play and strictly follows the ICSE syllabus.

This book is written by a panel of expert ICSE English Teachers with over 25 years of experience in mentoring students for success in board exams.

Price: Rs. 499/- FREE Delivery Across India by Exam18

4. Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice (Text with Paraphrase) by Xavier Pinto

The Merchant of Venice (A Verity edition) by Xavier Pinto is a book which has the detailed explanations of difficult words and passages, notes on the main characters, 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.

Price: Rs. 213/-
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5. The Merchant Of Venice Workbook For ICSE Class IX & X by Xavier Pinto and Pamela Pinto

This is one of the most common MOV workbooks found in School Libraries. It contains summary of the play and short questions and answers but in traditional way.

Price: Rs. 342/-
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To sum up this post, above 5 books are some of the best study guides you will find for Merchant of Venice in ICSE curriculum. All the notes are good, but the explanations given by me will help you decide which one is right for you.


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