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  • Published: 27 August 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141185354
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

An Inspector Calls & Other Plays

Time & The Conways; I Have Been Here Bbefore; An Inspector Calls



Previously published as Time and the Conways and Other Plays, J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Callsand Other Plays collects four groundbreaking works by a master playwright in Penguin Modern Classics.

An Inspector Calls, written at a time when society was undergoing sweeping transformations, has been produced as a successful film, and enjoyed repeated revivals since it was first produced in 1946. While holding its audience with the gripping tension of a detective thriller, it is also a philosophical play about social conscience and the crumbling of middle class values. Time and the Conways and I Have Been Here Before belong to Priestley's 'time' plays, in which he explores the idea of precognition and pits fate against free will. The Linden Tree also challenges preconceived ideas of history when Professor Linden comes into conflict with his family about how life should be lived after the war.

If you enjoyed An Inspector Calls, you might like Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

  • Published: 27 August 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141185354
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

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