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The Admirable Crichton

The Admirable Crichton by J. M. Barrie
By: (1860-1937)

The Admirable Crichton by J. M. Barrie is a thought-provoking and humorous play that explores themes of social class, hierarchy, and survival. The story follows the wealthy aristocratic family of Lord Loam who, along with his three daughters and their guests, becomes shipwrecked on a deserted island. As the group struggles to survive, they are forced to confront their prejudices and preconceived notions of social status.

The character of Crichton, the family's butler, becomes the unlikely hero of the story as he takes charge and proves himself to be the most competent and capable of the group. Barrie cleverly uses humor and wit to highlight the absurdity of society's rigid class distinctions and the arbitrary values we place on individuals based on their background.

Overall, The Admirable Crichton is a captivating and entertaining play that raises important questions about human nature and societal norms. Barrie's clever dialogue and sharp observations make this a timeless classic that continues to resonate with audiences today. If you enjoy witty social commentary and engaging storytelling, this play is definitely worth a read.

Book Description:
From the author of Peter Pan:

Lord Loam, a British peer, considers class divisions to be artificial. He promotes his views during tea-parties where servants mingle with his aristocratic guests, to the embarrassment of all. Crichton, his butler, particularly disapproves of this.

Loam, his family, a maid, and Crichton are shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. The resourceful Crichton is the only one of the party with any practical knowledge. Eventually, social roles are reversed, and Crichton becomes the governor.

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