PHILIP DOSSICK

Peaches and Plumbs Booksellers

Man and Superman

cover.jpg
cover.jpg

Man and Superman

5.66

Arguably George Bernard Shaw’s most profound play, Man and Superman blends social satire with fascinating philosophy.

Man and Superman is the tale of two rivals: John Tanner (a wealthy, politically-minded intellectual who values his freedom) and Ann Whitefield (a charming, scheming hypocritical young woman who wants Tanner as a husband).

Once Tanner realizes Miss Whitefield is hunting for a spouse (and that he is the only target), he attempts to flee, only to find that his attraction to Ann is too overwhelming to escape.

 

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950) has been called the greatest British dramatist after Shakespeare, a satirist equal to Jonathan Swift, and a playwright whose most profound gift was his ability to make audiences think by provoking them to laughter. He was certainly one of the world’s greatest literary figures.

Author of hundreds of essays, reviews, and letters, fifty-three plays, and numerous books, he is best known for Mrs. Warren’s Profession (1893), Arms and the Man (1894), Caesar and Cleopatra (1898), Man and Superman (1903), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion (1913), Heartbreak House (1919), and Saint Joan (1923). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.

Add To Cart