"' and indeed Hector Hushabye to my Hesione"
George Bernard Shaw in 1914
Public DomainGeorge Bernard Shaw in 1914 - Credit: unknown

The husband and wife Hector and Hesione Hushabye are characters in George Bernard Shaw's play Heartbreak House.

Heartbreak House was written just before the First World War, although it was not performed until 1920. It is a complex play, which according to Shaw himself was an allegory of life in 'cultured, leisured Europe before the war'. The relationship between the Hushabyes is essentially an unhappy one, characterised by deception and unfaithfulness.