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Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

|October 20, 1994

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A rousing success on the London and New York stages, a popular film, and a great musical hit (My Fair Lady), this brilliantly written play, with its irresistible theme of the emerging butterfly, is one of the most acclaimed comedies in the English language.read more

Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

|February 4, 2003

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Shaw's brilliantly witty exposure of the British class system Shaw wrote the part of Eliza Doolittle—'an east-end dona with an apron and three orange and red ostrich feathers'—for Mrs Patrick Campbell, with whom he had a passionate but…read more

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Each play is fully annotated. "Contexts and Criticism" features all-new material on the author and his work, from traditional critical readings to more theorized approaches, among them essays on Shaw's Fabianism and his alleged feminism. Contributors include Leon…read more

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Saint Joan is a 1923 play written by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw depicting the life of Joan of Arc and first published in 1923.read more

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With Saint Joan, Shaw reached the height of his fame as a dramatist. Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc (canonized in 1920), but unhappy with "the whitewash which disfigures her beyond recognition," he presents a realistic Joan: proud, intolerant, naïve,…read more

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One of Bernard Shaw’s most glittering comedies, Arms and the Man is a burlesque of Victorian attitudes to heroism, war and empire. In the contrast between Bluntschli, the mercenary soldier, and the brave leader, Sergius, the true nature of valour is…read more

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books…read more

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George Bernard Shaw was a prolific Irish playwright who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1925. Shaw’s famous plays include Man and Superman and Pygmalion which was adapted into the classic musical My Fair Lady. This edition of The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on…read more

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The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God (and Some Lesser Tales)is a book of short stories written by George Bernard Shaw. The title story is a satirical allegory relating the experiences of an African black girl, freshly converted to Christianity,…read more

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First published in 1928 and addressed to the The Intelligent Woman (specifically his sister-in-law, Lady Mary Stewart Cholomondely), George Bernard Shaw's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism should be read by every American in the twenty-first century who has…read more

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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Mrs Warren's Profession has been performed at last, after a delay of only eight years; and I have…read more