Heartbreak House / Edition 1

Heartbreak House / Edition 1

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by George Bernard Shaw
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1595402438

ISBN-13: 9781595402431

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: 1st World Library

Set during a house party at the eccentric household of Captain Shotover and his daughter Hesione, this comedy of manners takes a probing look at the conflict between old-fashioned idealism and the realities of the modern age. Heartbreak House was Shaw's favorite play.

Author Bio: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was one of the most prolific writers of the

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Set during a house party at the eccentric household of Captain Shotover and his daughter Hesione, this comedy of manners takes a probing look at the conflict between old-fashioned idealism and the realities of the modern age. Heartbreak House was Shaw's favorite play.

Author Bio: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was one of the most prolific writers of the modern theater. He invented the modern comedy of ideas, expounding on social and political problems with a razor-sharp tongue, yet never sacrificing the comic vitality that ensures regular revivals of his plays. He also wrote several important political works, including The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism.

Dan H. Lawrence, edited Shaw's Collected Letters, his Collected Plays with their Prefaces, and Shaw's Music and (with Daniel Leary) The Complete Prefaces. He is Series Editor for the works of Shaw in Penguin.

David Hare is a playwright and director. His plays include Plenty, The Secret Rapture, and Via Dolorosa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595402431
Publisher:
1st World Library
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Preface 7(42)
Heartbreak House
49(113)
Principal Works of Bernard Shaw 162

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