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- DescriptionDescribed by his contemporaries as a master of impeccable prose, the great exploder of complacency, and a showman of ideas, George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) is today regarded as the most important British comic dramatist since Cosgreve. <i>Heartbreak House</i>, however, is one of Shaw's more somber plays. An allegory that examines apathy, confusion, and lack of purpose as causes of major world problems, the drama features larger-than-life characters who represent evils of the modern world. Initially pessimistic, the play nevertheless ends on an optimistic te.Written in 1913 and first produced in 1923, <i>Heartbreak House</i>, with its portrayal of a bored and frustrated upper-middle class, is a prime example of Shaw's unconventional and provocative literary style.
- Author BiographyIn the course of his long and prolific career, George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) wrote 60 plays, in addition to music and literary criticism. An avid socialist, he regarded his writing as a vehicle for promoting his political and humanitarian views.
- PublisherDover Publications Inc.
- Date of Publication01/10/1996
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDover Publications Inc.
- Weight91 g
- Width128 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine11 mm
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