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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…

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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,…

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'Shaw's refusal to moralise about the sex trade, only about the system that supports it, provides the play with its dramatic tension and surprising modernity .' Guardian Shaw's 1893 play centres on the mother and daughter relationship between Kitty Warren and…

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George Bernard Shaw was a satirical genius, ruthlessly exposing hypocrisy, and creating moral dilemmas for the reader to mull on. These are biting, witty, sometimes rude, highly intelligent plays. This collection of thirty-four of his plays is an Omnibus that…

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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…

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.

Candida

by George Bernard Shaw

|October 12, 2005

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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 - - A fine October morning in the north east suburbs of London, a vast district many miles away from…

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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…

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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,…

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Shaw began writing MAN AND SUPERMAN in 1901 and determined to write a play that would encapsulate the new century's intellectual inheritance. Shaw drew not only on Byron's verse satire, but also on Shakespeare, the Victorian comedy fashionable in his early…

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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,…

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The Works of George Bernard Shaw - 45 Works The Admirable Bashville; Or, Constancy Unrewarded Androcles and the Lion Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress Arms and the Man Augustus Does His Bit: A True-to-Life Farce Back to Methuselah: A Metabiological Pentateuch…