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Major Barbara (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

Fabian socialist and ardent proselytizer, George Bernard Shaw viewed his role as a playwright as far more than that of an entertainer. His audiences heard fully articulated sermons on moral and economic issues, a potentially dry theatrical experience enlivened by Shaw's genius for creating vital characters and scintillating dialogue. Major Barbara offers a sparkling example of its author's unique gift for presenting social theories in an engaging format. The eponymous heroine, an officer in the Salvation Army, is the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a wealthy armaments manufacturer. When the Army accepts donations from Undershaft and a whiskey distiller, whose money Barbara regards as tainted, she resigns in disgust, but eventually sees the truth of her father's reasoning that social iniquity derives from poverty; it is only through accumulating wealth and power that people can help each other.

Synopsis:

When a Salvation Army officer learns that her father, a wealthy armaments manufacturer, has donated lots of money to her organization, she resigns in disgust but eventually sees the truth of her father's reasoning that social iniquity derives from poverty; it is only through accumulating wealth and power that people can help each other.
 
 

About the Author

In the course of his long and prolific career, George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) wrote 60 plays, in addition to music and literary criticism. An avid socialist, he regarded his writing as a vehicle for promoting his political and humanitarian views.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486421261
Author:
Shaw, George Bernard
Author:
Shaw, Bernard
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Children of the rich
Subject:
Didactic drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
2001-11
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.24 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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When a Salvation Army officer learns that her father, a wealthy armaments manufacturer, has donated lots of money to her organization, she resigns in disgust but eventually sees the truth of her father's reasoning that social iniquity derives from poverty; it is only through accumulating wealth and power that people can help each other.
 
 
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