Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

This is an auction for THREEPENNY NOVEL by Bertolt Brecht. reviews:

"Two centuries after the first performance of John Gay's Beggar's Opera, Bertolt Brecht adapted it to his own purposes, producing the highly successful Threepenny Opera and later, Threepenny Novel. Gay's characters are all here - Polly Peachum, MacHeath (Mac the Knife) and Jenny - but the time is around 1900, London is a sordid Dickensian city and the crooked deals involve Boer War munitions supply."

"FIVE STARS!!! This is a superb book. The story begins on London Bridge with a beggar named Fewkoomby, a limbless victim of The Boer War, who discovers that in London you can't just beg anywhere; you have to pay for the rights to do so, that begging in the city is scrupulously controlled by a man named Peachum who runs his operations Fagin-like behind the facade of a second-hand music shop. Thus the scene is set for an unforgettable journey into London's dark seedy underworld, with it's shady characters and dealings. Similarities to Dickens will naturally be made and fans of the famous Kent author should love this, but then so should everyone. For me it's one of the finest ever written. For some who may be thinking that a Brecht work may be too deep or heavy going then don't be concerned, it's an easy read."

More very favourable reviews on

Penguin paperback 1976.

365 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my store in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please. Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
You must log in to ask or answer questions posted. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms licence #
Firearms licence holder name
First name is required
Last name is required
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • shipping via NZ Post$3.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

Payment options

  • Other options
    Cash, NZ bank deposit

Pay Now includes:

Buyer Protection Learn More