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Major Barbara / Edition 1

Major Barbara / Edition 1

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by George Bernard Shaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 1595402454

ISBN-13: 9781595402455

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: 1st World Library

Andrew Undershaft, a millionaire armaments dealer, loves money and despises poverty. His energetic daughter Barbara, on the other hand, shows her love for the poor by working as a Major in the Salvation Army. She sees her father as just another soul to be saved. But when the Salvation Army needs funds to keep going, it is Undershaft who saves the day. is the Army

Overview

Andrew Undershaft, a millionaire armaments dealer, loves money and despises poverty. His energetic daughter Barbara, on the other hand, shows her love for the poor by working as a Major in the Salvation Army. She sees her father as just another soul to be saved. But when the Salvation Army needs funds to keep going, it is Undershaft who saves the day. is the Army right to accept money that has been obtained by 'Death and Destruction'? Barbara is forced to examine her moral assumptions. Is she tricked into the attempt to unite spiritual goodness with material power?

Full of lively comedy and sparkling debate, Major Barbara is also one of Shaw's most powerful and forward-looking plays. As Margery Morgan says, while Shaw was responding to 'a material and cultural situation that is now part of history', his work still has relevance 'in a period when new technologies drive the globalization of trade and the migration of populations ... and ancient forms of brutality and carnage have reappeared.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595402455
Publisher:
1st World Library
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Preface to Major Barbara
First Aid to Critics9
The Gospel of St Andrew Undershaft15
The Salvation Army24
Barbara's Return to the Colors27
Weaknesses of the Salvation Army30
Christianity and Anarchism39
Sane Conclusions43
Major Barbara51
Principal Works of Bernard Shaw155

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