|Arms and the Man (1894) [Play]|
by George Bernard Shaw
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(From the publisher):
Arms and the Man starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small provincial town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiance Sergius. The men may all be heroes - or fools since this is Shaw's comic view of Balkan chivalry - but the women are definitely more than their match.
Original title: Arms and the Man
Genre: Drama and Plays
- The title "Arms and the Man" comes from the famous opening line of the Aeneid: Arma virumque cano, "I sing of arms and the man"