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Brillat-Savarin (1755 - 1826), a lawyer and politician, was quite possibly the most famous French epicure and gastronome of all. Here he discourses on the pleasures of the table. His reputation was revitalized by his influence over Chairman Kaga of the TV series Iron Chef which introduced to millions the mot "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." He is often considered the father of the low-carbohydrate diet.
A man in the 1890s falls asleep for two hundred and three years. When he awakes, he learns that his investments have accumulated to make him the richest and most powerful man on Earth. The new London has completely transformed into a place that horrifies him and that it is his name that is used to maintain an oppressive hierarchical society where a large proportion of people are uneducated and impoverished. He is the man with the power to change things.......
Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes. Written between 1916 and 1917, Shaw uses farce and tragedy to illustrate how society in England and Continental Europe followed the lead of those not capable of properly leading. The action opens with a house party disconcerted over the question of marrying for money rather than love and quickly becomes an indictment of the generation that plunged Europe into the first world war and is now drifting toward destruction.
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