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Taste of Honey A Play

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ISBN-10: 0802131859

ISBN-13: 9780802131850

Edition: 1959

Authors: Shelagh Delaney

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A Taste of Honey tells the story of a working-class adolescent girl and her various relationships: the black sailor who gets her pregnant; the homosexual art student who moves into her apartment to help her through the pregnancy; her fun-loving and saloon-frequenting mother; and Peter, her mother's newly acquired husband.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1959
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/11/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.38" wide x 8.25" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Shelagh Delaney, English playwright and television screenwriter, was born in 1939 in Salford, Lancashire to a bus inspector. At the age of 18, she completed her most famous play, A Taste of Honey, which recounts the story of a young white woman's difficult home life and the pregnancy that results from her affair with a black sailor. When it was produced in London in 1958, Delaney won immediate critical praise. She followed her success with another play, The Lion in Love. Delaney's screenplay, Dancing with a Stranger, tells the story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in England. It is recognized as a brilliant insight into Ellis's life and the forces that caused her to murder her…