The White Carnation

The White Carnation

by R.C. Sherriff

Paperback(Reprint)

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Overview


R.C. Sherriff's supernatural drama, produced in 2014 for the first time in sixty years.

Christmas Eve, 1951. As Britain rebuilds itself after the war, John Greenwood has it all – a successful business, a beautiful house and an aristocratic wife. But as he bids farewell to the guests leaving his annual Christmas party, a gust of wind slams the front door shut, starting a chain of events that makes him doubt everything he has ever known.

From the writer of one of the 20th century's most acclaimed plays, Journey’s End, The White Carnation is a ghostly tale of one man’s chance to do things differently.

"The humour is light and subtle, the dialogue engaging... It is clearly the work of an excellent playwright." - Time Out London

"A theatrical ghost by RC Sherriff comes back to life... What a neglected little treasure it proves: not life-changing, maybe, but life-affirming." - Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783190782
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


R. C. Sherriff was born in 1896, and remains best known for his classic First World War masterpiece, Journey’s End, recently revived for a long run in the West End – ‘Recent revivals have suggested that Sherriff’s drama remains as hard-hitting and fresh as ever’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian. His many screenplays include The Invisible Man (1933), The Four Feathers (1939), the Oscar-nominated Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939) and The Dam Busters (1955). Though Journey’s End continued to define his career in the theatre, the post-Second World War period was an ‘Indian summer’ for Sherriff with productions of Miss Mabel (1948), Home at Seven (1950) and The Long Sunset (1955). He died in 1975.

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