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    DescriptionWhen Ellie Dunn joins a house-party at the home of the eccentric Captain Shotover, she causes a stir with her decision to marry for money rather than love, and the Captain's forthright daughter Hesione protests vigorously against the pragmatic young woman's choice. Opinion on the matter quickly divides and a lively argument about money and morality, idealism and realism ensues as Hesione's rakish husband, snobbish sister and Ellie's fiance a wealthy industrialist enter the debate. Written between 1916 and 1917 as war raged across Europe, Heartbreak House is a telling indictment of the generation responsible for the First World War. With its bold combination of high farce and bitter tragedy, Shaw's play remains an uncannily prophetic depiction of a society on the threshold of an abrupt awakening.

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    Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Bernard Shaw, Edited by Dan H. Laurence, Introduction by David Hare
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140437874
    ISBN 10: 0140437878

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    LC classification: PR5363 .H4 2000
    B&T Approval Code: C25107301
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    Penguin Books Ltd
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    01 January 2001
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    Dublin-born George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an active Socialist and a brilliant platform speaker. He was strongly critical of London theatre and closely associated with the intellectual revival of British drama. Dan H. Laurence has edited Shaw's Collected Letters and Collected Plays with their Prefaces. He was Literary Advisor to the Shaw Estate until his retirement in 1990. David Hare is an internationally-renowned playwright. Works include Plenty, The Judas Kiss, and The Blue Room.