Shaw's "Candida": A Critical Introduction

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Atlantic Publishers & Dist, Feb 1, 1999 - 120 pages
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This Book Presents A Detailed Study As Well As A Critical Analysis On Candida And Its Different Aspects. Brief Discussions Are Also Included On Shaw As A Dramatist. The Book Is Addressed To The Students, Researchers And Scholars Of Shaw In General And Candida In Particular.
 

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Written as if the author saw Candida at her home doing her daily chores of peeling potatoes, dusting the study and taking care of her maturely immature husband Candida is a beautifully written piece and this introduction clearly gives you a true picture of the woman of the Victorian age, strong and mature woman of the age.
Mrs. Meena Sodhi, a well known professor at the prestigious Benares Hindu University is the author of this book. I have known her personally for 3 years while I was a student under her. No one has understood Candida better than Shaw and Mrs. Sodhi. I am full of praises for her for writing this beauty. Mrs. Sodhi's interpretation made me a feminist, and I am proud to admit that. Great book to read in an attempt to understand Candida!!
 

Contents

General Editors Preface Preface PARTI 1 The Shaw Phenomenon
1
Drama in the Later Victorian Period
4
Advent of Shaw
8
Dramatic Career
14
Influences on Shaw
22
PART II
31
Plot and Character
39
The Question of Conflict
62
Problem Play and Drama of Ideas
66
PreRaphaelite Play
71
Level of Emotion
76
PART III
82
Language and Reality
95
Comic Genius
105
Bibliography
113
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