Heartbreak House - George Bernard Shaw



Into the eccentric household of Captain Shotover and his daughter Hesione comes Ellie Dunn, a young woman ready to marry for money rather than love. Hesione protests vigorously, but her rakish husband, Hector, snobbish sister, Ariadne, and the wealthy industrialist Boss Mangan have also joined the house-party and opinion becomes divided on the matter. Should financial concerns take priority over romantic ones, or should we hold on to our ideals, regardless of the consequences?

Written between 1916 and 1917, this play is Shaw’s indictment of the generation responsible for the First World War. As David Hare writes, ‘Heartbreak House remains not just, alongside Pygmalion, Shaw’s most likeable and profound play, but also a work which has extraordinary historic importance … it is the [twentieth] century’s original state-of-England play?

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Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw

In an excellent condition with one slight creased to the spine. See photos for more details.

Additional information

Weight 136 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 × 0.8 cm




George Bernard Shaw