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Man and Superman (Penguin Classics)

Man and Superman (Penguin Classics)
Author: George Bernard Shaw
ISBN 13: 9780140437881
ISBN 10: 140437886
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $15.00

George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin in 1856. Before becoming a playwright he wrote music and literary criticism. Shaw used his writing to attack social problems such as education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. Shaw was particularly conscious of the exploitation of the working class. Since a botched operation on his foot, Shaw had little respect for the majority of doctors. Man and Superman is a tragic comic play in which the pursuit of woman by man is reversed, and Don Juan becomes the quarry instead of the huntsman. On a higher level the author introduces his concept of a life force that seeks to raise mankind to a better and higher existence.

School Library Journal

Gr 10 Up-Based on the Don Juan theme and, using all the elements from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Shaw reordered them so that Don Juan becomes the quarry instead of the huntsman.