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Book Information: Mother Courage and Her Children

Mother Courage and Her Children (1941) [Play]
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Widely considered one of the great dramatic creations of the modern stage, Mother Courage and Her Children is Bertolt Brecht's most passionate and profound statement against war. Set in the seventeenth century, the play follows Anna Fierling -- "Mother Courage" -- an itinerant trader, as she pulls her wagon of wares and her children through the blood and carnage of Europe's religious wars. Battered by hardships, brutality, and the degradation and death of her children, she ultimately finds herself alone with the one thing in which she truly believes -- her ramshackle wagon with its tattered flag and freight of boots and brandy. Fitting herself in its harness, the old woman manages, with the last of her strength, to drag it onward to the next battle. In the enduring figure of Mother Courage, Bertolt Brecht has created one of the most extraordinary characters in the literature of drama.

The story is loosely based on Grimmelshausen's Simplicissimus

Original title: Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder
Original languages: German

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Genre: Drama and PlaysGerman

Edition #1: Mother Courage and Her Children

Mother Courage and Her Children (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: David Hare
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Mother Courage and Her Children (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 155970361X
Pages: 108

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Edition #2: Mother Courage and Her Children

Mother Courage and Her Children (1980)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John Willett
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Mother Courage and Her Children (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 1559702346
Pages: 88

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Edition #3: Mother Courage

Mother Courage (1962)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Eric Bentley
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Mother Courage and Her Children (January 1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802130822
Dimensions: 4.25 x 6.94 x 0.31 in
Pages: 120

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Mother Courage (1982)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0394171063
Pages: 126

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