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Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
Book Description"What use are cartridges in battle? I always carry chocolate instead." Cheered by some and booed by others on opening night in 1894, Arms and the Man became the first success of Bernard Shaw's dramatic career that spanned six decades and brought him world-wide renown. In this perennially popular anti-romantic comedy, a fugitive enemy soldier bursts into the bedroom of a starry-eyed young woman; he then proceeds to disabuse her and those around her of the bogus romanticised ideals they have constructed around love, war, and social status. This edition includes Shaw's definitive text and provides the most comprehensive scholarly treatment of the play to date. It radically re-examines Shaw's sources, the drafts of the play, its themes and self-fictionalising techniques, and locates it in the theatrical milieu that Shaw sought to subvert and revolutionize.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780713679984
(198mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Bernard Shaw
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This two-volume work, first published in 1936, illuminates the artistic, literary and political passions of a Victorian polymath.
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A deliriously delightful novel of George Bernard Shaw's, full of miscommunication, drawing-room comedy and love.
Unsocial Socialist, Paperback (August 2012)» View all books by George Bernard Shaw
Witty, exuberant and irresistibly entertaining, Shaw's fifth and most ambitious novel is a brilliant satire on social prejudice.
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Author Biography - George Bernard Shaw
J.P. Wearing, Ph.D, is Professor Emeritus of English, University of Arizona. Among his thirteen books are: G.B. Shaw: An Annotated Bibliography of Writings About Him: Volume I: 1871-1930; Bernard Shaw and Nancy Astor: Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw and the sixteen-volume The London Stage 1890-1959. He has held a Killam Post-doctoral Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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