Geneva by Bernard Shaw


byBernard Shaw

Kobo ebook | May 6, 2015

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After a young cockney secretary named Miss Begonia Brown is confronted by a number of men and women who have good reason to complain of the way they have been treated by their governments, she suggests that they take their grievances to the Court of International Justice at The Hague. After the British Foreign Secretary departs expediently to Geneva to meet the Judge of the International Court, the three dictators Bombardone (or Mussolini), Battler (or Hitler), and Flanco de Fortinbras (or Franco) defend themselves in person against their accusers: a Jew, a Labour-democrat, an anarchistic widow, and a Soviet Commissar. An entertaining and thought-provoking play sure to be of interest to discerning stage enthusiasts, Geneva is well worth a read and constitutes a veritable must-have addition to collections of Shaw's Work. We are proud to republish this antique text here complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.

Title:GenevaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 6, 2015Publisher:Read Books Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1473394937

ISBN - 13:9781473394933


From the Author

This satirical and controversial 1938 comedy takes an irreverent look at global politics - at a time when Europe was teetering on the brink of the Second World War. A German Jew arrives in Geneva, Switzerland, hoping to find answers to what is happening in his country. He starts an avalanche of events culminating in a judge presiding over a hearing at the Court of International Justice at The Hague, with Hitler and Mussolini in attendance. This interesting and thought-provoking play will appeal to fans and collectors of Shaw’s seminal work, and it would make for a great addition to any collection. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.