Heartbreak House (Google eBook)

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MobileReference, Dec 15, 2009 - Drama - 132 pages
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Heartbreak House is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1919. According to A. C. Ward, the work argues that "cultured, leisured Europe" was drifting toward destruction, and that "Those in a position to guide Europe to safety failed to learn their proper business of political navigation". Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  

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Entertaining allegory examines apathy, confusion and lack of purpose as causes of major world problems. One of the distinguished comic dramatist's more somber plays, this entertaining allegory ... Read full review

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by George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
Summary
Biography
Literary works
Socialism and political beliefs
Legacy
Works

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About the author (2009)

Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.

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