Arms And The Man

By: George Bernard Shaw
Published By: Double9 Books
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George Bernard Shaw's three-act love comedy Arms and the Man was staged in 1894 and released a year later. The drama satirizes romantic notions of war and valor and is set in the Bulgarian home of the Petkoff family. In Raina Petkoff's bedroom, a battle-weary officer who is a Swiss mercenary serving in the Serbian army seeks safety and she agrees to hide him from the police. Raina initially mocks the intruder's cowardliness after hearing his straightforward description of the war, in which he refutes the heroics of her fiance Sergius, but eventually comes to value his honesty. After the war is done, the captain, Captain Bluntschli, makes a return. By the play's conclusion, Raina has engaged Bluntschli, who recently inherited a series of Swiss hotels, and Sergius has promised himself to maidservant Louka, whose fiancé, the manservant Nicola, voluntarily renounces his claim to her. The Serbo-Bulgarian War of 1885 is depicted in the drama. Young Bulgarian woman Raina Petkoff, the book's protagonist, is engaged to Sergius Sarnofff, one of the war's heroes whom she adores.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish literary genius, he earned his name as prestigious dramatist, literary critic, socialist and political spokesman. He was born on 26 July 1856 Dublin, Ireland, youngest child of a middle class family. His father George Carr Shaw was a civil servant and a failed business man and his mother Lucinda Elizabeth Gurley Shaw was a singer. Due to his father's alcoholism family suffered a lot, his mother left the home with his sister and went London. Shaw studied at Wesleyan Connextional School, Dublin's Central Model School and Dublin English Scientific and Commercial Day School. Due to poverty he first worked as a junior clerk, at the 15 years of age. In 1876, he visited London and lived with his mother and sister. He chose journalism and writing as his career. Through his comical and humorous plays, he mostly wrote on existing social issues and exploitation of the working middle class that he faced himself. He wrote 60 plays based on social themes. In 1925, for his work Pygmalion he got Nobel Prize for literature later for it's film adaptation he received Oscar Award. His notable world-class Pygmalion, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, Candida, Arms and The Man, Saint Joan, Caesar and Cleopatra etc. At the age of 94, on 2 November 1950, George Bernard Shaw died.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 91 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357277870
  • ISBN-13: 9789357277877
  • Item Weight: 109.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.47 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General ,Fiction / Literary