The Good Person of Szechwan

The Good Person of Szechwan

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The authorized, definitive editions of two of Bertolt Brecht's most enduring works "The Good Person of Szechwan" is one of Bertolt Brecht's most popular works. When three gods come to earth in search of a thoroughly good person, they encounter Shen Teh, a goodhearted but penniless prostitute, who offers them shelter. Rewarded with enough money to open a tobacco shop, "Angel of the Slums" Shen Teh soon becomes so overwhelmed by the demands of people seeking assistance that she invents a male alter ego, "Tobacco King" Shui Ta, to deal ruthlessly with the business of living in an evil world. "The Good Person of Szechwan" is a masterpiece of minimalist design and elegance that shines a light on human nature and social mores. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 68.04g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 014310537X
  • 9780143105374
  • 127,512