Major Barbara

George Bernard Shaw

ISBN 10: 1605120782 / ISBN 13: 9781605120782
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Akasha Classics Pub Date: 5/30/2008 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 128 first edition. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.68 avg rating
(4,451 ratings)

Synopsis: Major Barbara, by Shaw, George Bernard - Akasha Classics, AkashaPublishing.Com - No one writes about social issues as entertainingly as Shaw, George Bernard. In Major Barbara, he addresses the problem of poverty and the institutions that are supposed to help. The play centers on an ideological battle between father and daughter: Andrew Undershaft is an arms manufacturer who sees wealth as a social good, his daughter Barbara is a Salvation Army Major who feels her father's money is tainted. Taking aim at religion, charities, and the romanticization of the poor, Shaw makes a case for seeing poverty as a crime and an inexcusable fault in society. Filled with the clever dialogue for which he is famous, Major Barbara is engaging and thoughtprovoking throughout.

From the Back Cover: 'The greatest of our evils and the worst of our crimes is poverty ... our first duty, to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor'

Andrew Undershaft, a millionaire armaments dealer, loves money and despises poverty. His energetic daughter Barbara, on the other hand, shows her love for the poor by working as a Major in the Salvation Army. She sees her father as just another soul to be saved. But when the Salvation Army needs funds to keep going, it is Undershaft who saves the day. Is the Army right to accept money that has been obtained by 'Death and Destruction'? Barbara is forced to question her philanthropic motives, and what she discovers tells her something new about the world and its ways.

Full of lively comedy and sparkling debate, Major Barbara is also one of Shaw's most powerful and forward-looking plays. As Margery Morgan says, while Shaw was responding to 'a material and cultural situation that is now part of history', his work still has relevance 'in a period when new technologies drive the globalization of trade and the migration of populations ... and ancient forms of brutality and carnage have re-appeared.'

The definitive text, under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Major Barbara
Book Condition: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

George Bernard Shaw
Published by Akasha Classics (2008)
ISBN 10: 1605120782 ISBN 13: 9781605120782
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Akasha Classics, 2008. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781605120782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Shaw, George Bernard
Published by Akasha Classics (2016)
ISBN 10: 1605120782 ISBN 13: 9781605120782
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Akasha Classics, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781605120782_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

George Bernard Shaw
Published by Akasha Classics (2008)
ISBN 10: 1605120782 ISBN 13: 9781605120782
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Akasha Classics, 2008. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781605120782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Shaw, George Bernard
Published by Akasha Classics 2008-05-30 (2008)
ISBN 10: 1605120782 ISBN 13: 9781605120782
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
DontPayMore
(Lindenhurst, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Akasha Classics 2008-05-30, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1605120782 New Condition. Ships Immediately. Bookseller Inventory # Z1605120782ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

George Bernard Shaw
Published by Akasha Classics, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1605120782 ISBN 13: 9781605120782
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Akasha Classics, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Major Barbara, by Shaw, George Bernard - Akasha Classics, - No one writes about social issues as entertainingly as Shaw, George Bernard. In Major Barbara, he addresses the problem of poverty and the institutions that are supposed to help. The play centers on an ideological battle between father and daughter: Andrew Undershaft is an arms manufacturer who sees wealth as a social good, his daughter Barbara is a Salvation Army Major who feels her father s money is tainted. Taking aim at religion, charities, and the romanticization of the poor, Shaw makes a case for seeing poverty as a crime and an inexcusable fault in society. Filled with the clever dialogue for which he is famous, Major Barbara is engaging and thoughtprovoking throughout. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781605120782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

George Bernard Shaw
Published by Akasha Classics, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1605120782 ISBN 13: 9781605120782
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Akasha Classics, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Major Barbara, by Shaw, George Bernard - Akasha Classics, - No one writes about social issues as entertainingly as Shaw, George Bernard. In Major Barbara, he addresses the problem of poverty and the institutions that are supposed to help. The play centers on an ideological battle between father and daughter: Andrew Undershaft is an arms manufacturer who sees wealth as a social good, his daughter Barbara is a Salvation Army Major who feels her father s money is tainted. Taking aim at religion, charities, and the romanticization of the poor, Shaw makes a case for seeing poverty as a crime and an inexcusable fault in society. Filled with the clever dialogue for which he is famous, Major Barbara is engaging and thoughtprovoking throughout. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781605120782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

George Bernard Shaw
Published by Akasha Classics (2008)
ISBN 10: 1605120782 ISBN 13: 9781605120782
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Akasha Classics, 2008. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9781605120782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.57
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

ISBN 10: 1605120782 ISBN 13: 9781605120782
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. This item is Print on Demand - Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # POD_9781605120782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

George Bernard Shaw
Published by Akasha Classics
ISBN 10: 1605120782 ISBN 13: 9781605120782
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Akasha Classics. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 128 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.7in. x 0.7in.Major Barbara, by Shaw, George Bernard - Akasha Classics, AkashaPublishing. Com - No one writes about social issues as entertainingly as Shaw, George Bernard. In Major Barbara, he addresses the problem of poverty and the institutions that are supposed to help. The play centers on an ideological battle between father and daughter: Andrew Undershaft is an arms manufacturer who sees wealth as a social good, his daughter Barbara is a Salvation Army Major who feels her fathers money is tainted. Taking aim at religion, charities, and the romanticization of the poor, Shaw makes a case for seeing poverty as a crime and an inexcusable fault in society. Filled with the clever dialogue for which he is famous, Major Barbara is engaging and thoughtprovoking throughout. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9781605120782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

George Bernard Shaw
Published by Akasha Classics, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1605120782 ISBN 13: 9781605120782
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Akasha Classics, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Major Barbara, by Shaw, George Bernard - Akasha Classics, - No one writes about social issues as entertainingly as Shaw, George Bernard. In Major Barbara, he addresses the problem of poverty and the institutions that are supposed to help. The play centers on an ideological battle between father and daughter: Andrew Undershaft is an arms manufacturer who sees wealth as a social good, his daughter Barbara is a Salvation Army Major who feels her father s money is tainted. Taking aim at religion, charities, and the romanticization of the poor, Shaw makes a case for seeing poverty as a crime and an inexcusable fault in society. Filled with the clever dialogue for which he is famous, Major Barbara is engaging and thoughtprovoking throughout. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9781605120782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 4 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book