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The Playboy of the Western World (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

The Playboy of the Western World (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by John Millington Synge
 

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Here is the story of Christy Mahon, hailed as a hero (and an immediate object of romantic attention) for his claim to have killed his cruel father. However, when he finds out his father survived, Mahon attempts to murder him a second time. Will he succeed? Considered Synge’s masterpiece, this play was viewed as indecent and met with riots when first

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Here is the story of Christy Mahon, hailed as a hero (and an immediate object of romantic attention) for his claim to have killed his cruel father. However, when he finds out his father survived, Mahon attempts to murder him a second time. Will he succeed? Considered Synge’s masterpiece, this play was viewed as indecent and met with riots when first performed. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411449640
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
124
File size:
159 KB

Meet the Author


John Millington Synge (1871–1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, and prose writer. As a young man, he set out to explore Germany, Italy, and France. W. B. Yeats discovered Synge in Paris and persuaded him to return to Ireland to write. He is the author of the plays Riders to the Sea and In the Shadow of the Glen, among many other works.

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