Heartbreak House: preludes of apocalypse

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In this comprehensive and penetrating study of Heartbreak House , A.M. Gibbs how Shaw's complex, Janus-faced play connects unscrupulous behaviour in Englan'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 experiences in the realms of love and sex appear in the play's amatory themes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTwayne Publishers
Number of pages149
ISBN (Print)0805744541, 0805780998, 9780805744545
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Publication series

NameTwayne's Masterwork Studies
PublisherTwayne Publishers


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