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Candida

by George Bernard Shaw

In George Bernard Shaw's Candida, a woman must choose between her husband, a self-righteous religious leader, and a young poet who offers her a more passionate and fulfilling life. The play is set in late 19th century London. Candida is a beautiful and intelligent woman who is married to the Reverend James Morell, a popular preacher. Morell is a good man, but he is also self-righteous and controlling. He believes that he knows what is best for Candida, and he often tries to dictate her choices. Into this world comes the young poet Eugene Marchbanks. Marchbanks is everything that Morell is not. He is passionate, impulsive, and free-spirited. He offers Candida a more exciting and fulfilling life than she has with Morell.

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Language

English

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English

Published In

1894

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George Bernard Shaw

Ireland & England

Born in Dublin, Shaw moved to London in 1876, where he struggled to establish himself as a writer and novelist, and embarked on a rigorous process of self-education. By the mid-1880s he had become a r...

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