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Bernard Shaw: The One-Volume Definitive Edition


Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2005 Pages: 864 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. When Michael Holroyd's multivolume life of Bernard Shaw was published it was hailed as A MASTERPIECE Now the biography is available for the first time in a lively and accessible aidgment by the author. Playwright. wit. socialist. polemicist. vegetarian. and irresistible charmer. Bernard Shaw was the most controversial literary figure of his age. the scourge of Victorian values ??and middle-class pretensions. At the turn of the century . Shaw was in his prime. a theatrical impresario and author of those great campaigning plays - Man and Superman. Major Barbara. The Doctor's Dilemma. and John Bull's Other Island - that used laughter as an anesthetic for the operation he performed on itish society. By 1914 the author of Pygmalion was the most popular writer in England. and increasingly recognized t...

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