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Major Barbara

Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2002.
Series: Dover thrift editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Major Barbara, an officer in the Salvation Army, is the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a wealthy armaments manufacturer. When the Army accepts donations from Undershaft and a whiskey distiller, whose money Barbara regards as tainted, she resigns in disgust, but eventually sees the truth of her father's reasoning that social iniquity derives from poverty; it is only through accumulating wealth and power that people  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Didactic drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Shaw
ISBN: 0486421260 9780486421261
OCLC Number: 48803489
Description: xxxvi, 82 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Dover thrift editions.
Responsibility: George Bernard Shaw.
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Major Barbara, an officer in the Salvation Army, is the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a wealthy armaments manufacturer. When the Army accepts donations from Undershaft and a whiskey distiller, whose money Barbara regards as tainted, she resigns in disgust, but eventually sees the truth of her father's reasoning that social iniquity derives from poverty; it is only through accumulating wealth and power that people can help each other.

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