Androcles and the Lion
A Fable Play
by Bernard Shaw
Constable and Company, 1928, [First Edition], hardcover,
Very Good Condition, previous owners inscriptions to inside front cover and front flyleaf, faint underlining in pencil on some pages
'Androcles and the Lion is Shaw's retelling of the tale of Androcles, a slave who is saved by the requited mercy of a lion. In the play, Shaw makes Androcles out to be one of many Christians being led to the Colosseum for torture. Characters in the play exemplify several themes and takes on both modern and supposed early Christianity, including cultural clash between Jesus' teachings and traditional Roman values.'