Masterwork Studies Series: Heartbreak House pdf epub fb2

Masterwork Studies Series: Heartbreak House by A M Gibbs pdf epub fb2

Masterwork Studies Series: Heartbreak House Author: A M Gibbs
Title: Masterwork Studies Series: Heartbreak House
ISBN: 0805780998
ISBN13: 978-0805780994
Other Formats: rtf mobi lit doc
Pages: 149 pages
Publisher: Twayne Publishers; 1 edition (August 26, 1994)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1857 kb
Size EPUB version: 1737 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




In this comprehensive and penetrating study of Heartbreak House, A. M. Gibbs shows how George Bernard Shaw's complex, Janus-faced play connects unscrupulous behavior in England's social, political, and economic spheres and the life of "cultured, leisured Europe" to the catastrophe of World War I. Revealing the play to be more intricately autobiographical than has been previously recognized, Gibbs analyzes the ways in which refracted images of Shaw's own experience in the realms of love and sex appear in the play's amatory themes.