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Man of Destiny, The - Short Play, Comedy

Man of Destiny, The

Bernard Shaw

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Short Play, Comedy

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780140437942

In an Italian inn, the young Napoleon is spending the evening. A young Frenchwoman has succeeded in beguiling an empty-headed lieutenant and pilfering some dispatches and letters he was to deliver to Napoleon. The theft was made to retrieve an incriminating love letter written, Napoleon subsequently…

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Comedy

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Winner! George Bernard Shaw of the Nobel Prize in Literature

In an Italian inn, the young Napoleon is spending the evening. A young Frenchwoman has succeeded in beguiling an empty-headed lieutenant and pilfering some dispatches and letters he was to deliver to Napoleon. The theft was made to retrieve an incriminating love letter written, Napoleon subsequently discovers, by his own wife. The dialogue between Napoleon and the lady is spiced with many witty, typically Shavian, observations on many subjects.

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4m, 1f

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Bernard  Shaw

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. His education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organized training. After working in an estate agent's office for a while he moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading music and theatre critic in the eighties and nineties and became a prominent member of the Fabian Society, for ... view full profile

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