Damaged Goods

The Great Play 'Les Avaries' of Eugene Brieux

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Author: Upton Sinclair
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,691 / 99 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,214
mnybks.net#: 6443
Genre: Drama
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America that you of the north possess, and have open minds to consider these serious questions.

JUSTICE DANIEL THEW WRIGHT--I feel quite sure that DAMAGED GOODS will have considerable effect in educating the people of the nature of the danger that surrounds them.

SENATOR KERN, OF INDIANA--There can be no denial of the fact that it is time to look at the serious problems presented in the play with an open mind.

Brieux has been hailed by Bernard Shaw as "incomparably the greatest writer France has produced since Moliere," and perhaps no writer ever wielded his pen more earnestly in the service of the race. To quote from an article by Edwin E. Slosson in the INDEPENDENT:

Brieux is not one who believes that social evils are to be cured by laws and yet more laws. He believes that most of the trouble is caused by ignorance and urges education, public enlightenment and franker recognition of existing conditions. All this may be needed, but still we may well doubt its effectiveness as a remedy. The d

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