by George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: ManyBooks 1905
Number of pages: 101
Major Barbara is a three act play, one of Shaw's most Controversial works. An Officer of The Salvation Army, Major Barbara Undershaft, becomes disillusioned when her Christian denomination accepts money from an armaments manufacturer (her father) and a whiskey distiller.
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by George Bernard Shaw - ManyBooks
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