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Major Barbara and Saint Joan (cliffs notes)
Publisher: Cliffs Notes | ISBN: 0764585827 | edition 1987 | PDF | 82 pages | 1 mb
A BRIEF SYNOPSIS
Lady Britomart has summoned her twenty-four-year-old son, Stephen, into the drawing room to discuss the family's finances for the first time in Stephen's life. It seems that both of his sisters are about to be married and both young women need extra money. While the younger, Sarah, is marrying into money, her fianc, Charles Lomax, won't come into his millions until he is thirty-five years old. Barbara, the older sister, has abandoned all social pretension and has entered into a life of service in the Salvation Army, where she holds the rank of Major. Major Barbara has also attracted the attentions of a professor of Greek who has joined the Salvation Army in order to be near Major Barbara; unfortunately, he is "poor as a church mouse." Furthermore, it is time that Stephen think of marrying. Consequently, Lady Britomart has summoned her former husband, the immensely wealthy Andrew Undershaft, to come that evening to meet his family with the idea of obtaining additional monies from him for each of the children.