Huis Clos and Other Plays

Jean-Paul Sartre, Kitty Black, Stuart Gilbert

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 31-08-2000

£10.99

A collection of plays including “Lucifer and the Lord”, “Huis Clos”, and “The Respectable Prostitute”.

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Description

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.168 kg
Dimensions 13 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 224