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Description - Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141439501
ISBN-10: 0141439505
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - George Bernard Shaw

Dublin-born George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an active Socialist and a brilliant platform speaker. He was strongly critical of London theatre and closely associated with the intellectual revival of British drama. Dan H. Laurence has edited Shaw's COLLECTED LETTERS and COLLECTED PLAYS with their Prefaces. He was Literary Advisor to the Shaw Estate until his retirement in 1990.Nicholas Grene is Professor of English at the University of Dublin.

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