George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.
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Pygmalion and Three Other Plays (Barnes & Noble Classics) by George Bernard Shaw
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Pygmalion: A Romance in five Acts (Penguin Classics) by George Bernard Shaw, Nicholas Grene
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George Bernard Shaw's witty comedy of manners, Pygmalion includes an introduction by Nicholas Grene in Penguin Classics. Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own. Adapted into the Oscar-winning musical film My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison in 1964, Pygmalion This is the definitive text produced under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence, with an illuminating introduction by Nicholas Grene, discussing the language and politics of the play. Also included in this volume is Shaw's preface, as well as his 'sequel' written for the first publication in 1916, to rebut public demand for a more conventially romantic ending.Although essentially shy, Dublin-born George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) created the persona of GBS, the showman, satirist, conversationalist, critic, pundit, wit, intellectual buffoon and dramatist. Commentators brought a new adjective into English: 'Shavian', a term used to embody all his brilliant qualities. Deeply concerned by what he saw as the exploitation of the working class, Shaw was an active Socialist and a brilliant platform speaker. He remains the only person ever to have been awarded both the Nobel Prize in Literature and an Oscar. If you enjoyed Pygmalion, you might like Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, also available in Penguin Classics.  read more
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A Treatise on Parents and Children by George Bernard Shaw
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John Bull's Other Island by George Bernard Shaw
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Love Among The Artists by George Bernard Shaw
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An Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw
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Androcles and The Lion by George Bernard Shaw
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Major Barbara by Shaw George Bernard
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The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism (A Pelican Book) by George Bernard Shaw
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A lucid and entertaining explanation of socialism and capitalism. Shaw at his best, and still relevant.  read more
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Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw
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1966. 157 pages. Paperback rated as Very Good - Cards, pages, and binding are better than usually found for this title and publication year. World of Rare Books specializes in old and hard-to-find titles.  read more
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Plays Pleasant: Arms and the Man; Candida; the Man of Destiny; You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw
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1968. 315 pages. Paperback rated as Very Good - Cards, pages, and binding are better than usually found for this title and publication year. World of Rare Books specializes in old and hard-to-find titles.  read more
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The G B S by George Bernard Shaw
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1909. Third Edition. 91 pages. No dust jacket. Blue covers with gilt lettering. Pages are slightly yellowed with light foxing and scuffing to text block edge, light cracking to the rear hinge causing cover to be a little limp. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and moderate tanning around the edge of stained covers. Spine is tanned with light staining and scuffing to the ends.  read more
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