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The Maids and Deathwatch Two Plays by Jean Genet
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date July 1, 1954
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802150561
ISBN-10 080215056X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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The two plays collected in this volume represent Genet’s first attempts to analyze the mores of a bourgeois society he had previously been content simply to vilify. In The Maids, two domestic workers, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, try to revenge themselves against society by destroying their employer. When their attempt to betray their mistress’s lover to the police fails and they are in danger of being found out, they dream of murdering Madame, little aware of the true power behind their darkest fantasy.

In Deathwatch, two convicts try to impress a third, who is on the verge of achieving legendary status in criminal circles. But neither realizes the lengths to which they will go to gain respect or that, in the end, nothing they can do—including murder—will get them what they are searching for.


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from Grove Pr (July 1, 1954)
9780802150561 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The two plays collected in this volume represent Genet’s first attempts to analyze the mores of a bourgeois society he had previously been content simply to vilify.
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 1, 2008)
9781439513774 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $23.00

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