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George Bernard Shaw - Plays Pleasant (Penguin Classics) - 9780140437942 - KKD0004202
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Plays Pleasant (Penguin Classics)

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Description for Plays Pleasant (Penguin Classics) Paperback. Includes the plays "Arms and the Man", "The Man of Destiny", and "You Never Can Tell". Editor(s): Laurence, Dan H. Num Pages: 336 pages, chronology. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 126 x 21. Weight in Grams: 250. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear
One of Bernard Shaw’s most glittering comedies, Arms and the Man is a burlesque of Victorian attitudes to heroism, war and empire. In the contrast between Bluntschli, the mercenary soldier, and the brave leader, Sergius, the true nature of valour is revealed. Shaw mocks deluded idealism in Candida, when a young poet becomes infatuated with the wife of a Socialist preacher. The Man of Destiny is a witty war of words between Napoleon and a ‘strange lady’, while in the exuberant farce You Never Can Tell a divided family is reunited by chance. Although Shaw intended Plays Pleasant to be ... Read more

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About George Bernard Shaw
Dublin-born George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an active Socialist and a brilliant platform speaker. He was strongly critical of London theatre and closely associated with the intellectual revival of British drama. Dan H. Laurence (series editor) has edited Shaw's Collected Letters and Collected Plays with their Prefaces. He was Literary Advisor to the Shaw Estate until his retirement in 1990. ... Read more

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By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature “[Shaw] did his best in redressing the fateful unbalance between truth and reality, in lifting mankind to a higher rung of social maturity. He often pointed a scornful finger at human frailty, but his jests were never at the expense of humanity.” —Thomas Mann   “Shaw will not allow complacency; he ... Read more

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