Heartbreak House

Heartbreak House
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128
ISBN
 
0486292916
Издатель
 
Dover Publications
Категория
 
Shaw, Bernard
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Heartbreak House

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Described by his contemporaries as a `master of impeccable prose`, `the great exploder of complacency` and a `showman of ideas`, George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) is today regarded as the most important British comic dramatist since Congreve. `Heartbreak House`, however, is one of Shaw`s more somber plays. An allegory that examines apathy, confusion and lack of purpose as causes of major world problems, the drama features larger-than-life characters who represent evils of the modern world. Initially pessimistic, the play nevertheless ends on an optimistic note. Written in 1913 and first produced in 1923, `Heartbreak House`, with its portrayal of a bored and frustrated upper-middle class, is a prime example of Shaw`s unconventional and provocative literary style.

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