Huis Clos and Other Plays

Huis Clos and Other Plays - Penguin Classics

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These three plays, diverse in subject but thematically coherent, illuminate one of Sartre's major philosophical concerns: the struggle to live and act freely in a complex and constricting world. Lucifer and the Lord, Sartre's favourite among his plays, explores this theme in depth, dealing in the process with fundamental questions of faith and disillusionment; in Huis Clos - arguably Sartre's most important play - he contends that 'Hell is other people', and details the afterlife of three souls trapped together in locked room and the torments that they inflict on each other; while The Respectable Prostitute, set in the Deep South of America, is concerned with racism, subjugation and the demands of conscience.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141184555
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 842.912
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 172g
Height: 196mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 14mm