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Arms and the Man

By Shaw, George Bernard

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Book Id: WPLBN0002952098
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Reproduction Date: 2010

Title: Arms and the Man  
Author: Shaw, George Bernard
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Language: English
Subject: Dramatic Works, Comedy
Collection: Audio Books Collection
Subcollection: Arms and the Man
Historic
Publication Date:
1894
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

Description
Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw that takes place in 1885, during the Serbo-Bulgarian War. Raina Petkoff is engaged to the gallant Sergius Saranoff, hero of the recent Bulgarian victory over the Serbs. But she is distracted by the abrupt arrival of Captain Bluntschli, a Swiss mercenary who fought for the Serbian army. He takes refuge in her bedroom after the battle and although he is initially threatening, reveals that he carries chocolate creams instead of bullets. Will Raina marry the posturing Sergius or the chocolate cream soldier? Extra intrigue is provided by saucy servant girl Louka, her dour fiance Nicola, and Raina's hand-wringing parents. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Comedy

 

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