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Back to Methuselah: A Metabiological Pentateuch

Back to Methuselah: A Metabiological Pentateuch

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New York: Brentano's, 1921. First US edition. ciii, 300 pages; 20 cm. Tight very good(+) copy with personal contemporary bookplate to front paste-down. Minor external wear and toning. No jacket. Hardcover.

Nice clean copy. "Five linked plays that expound Shaw's philosophy of creative evolution in an extended dramatic parable that progresses through time from the Garden of Eden to AD 31,920"—Encyclopaedia Britannica / Contents: The infidel half century -- In the beginning: B.C. 4004 (in the Garden of Eden) -- The gospel of the brothers Barnabas: present day -- The thing happens: A.D. 2170 -- Tragedy of an elderly gentleman: A.D. 3000 -- As far as thought can reach: A.D. 31,920.

Longevity. scripts (documents) Plays (Performed works). Drama. Drama. English drama Plays -- Ireland -- 20th century. Théâtre. Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.

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