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Plays Unpleasant: Widowers' Houses/the Philanderer/Mrs Warren's Profession
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date January 1, 2001
Pages 291
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140437935
ISBN-10 0140437932
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Presents three plays that dramatize social problems and moral conflicts. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: With Plays Unpleasant, Shaw issued a radical challenge to his audiences' complacency and exposed social evils through his dramatization of the moral conflicts between youthful idealism and economic reality, promiscuity and marriage, and the duties of women to others and to themselves. His first play, Widowers' Houses, depicts Harry Trench's dilemma on learning that the inheritance of his fiancée comes from her father's income as a slum landlord. In The Philanderer, charismatic Leonard Charteris proposes marriage to Grace, while he is still involved with the beautiful Julia Craven - who is not inclined to give him up so easily. And in Mrs Warren's Profession, Vivie Warren is forced to reconsider her own future when she discovers that her mother's immoral earnings funded her genteel upbringing.

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from Penguin Classics (January 1, 2001); titled "Plays Unpleasant: Widowers' Houses/the Philanderer/Mrs Warren's Profession"
9780140437935 | details & prices | 291 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Presents three plays that dramatize social problems and moral conflicts.
With Lisa Parks | from Viking Pr (June 1, 1988)
9780140450217 | details & prices | 285 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $10.95
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