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The Resource Pygmalion : a romance in five acts, Bernard Shaw ; definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence ; introduction by Nicholas Grene

Pygmalion : a romance in five acts, Bernard Shaw ; definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence ; introduction by Nicholas Grene

Label
Pygmalion : a romance in five acts
Title
Pygmalion
Title remainder
a romance in five acts
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Shaw ; definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence ; introduction by Nicholas Grene
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor 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. 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 conventionally romantic ending
Member of
Cataloging source
JRS
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1856-1950
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Shaw, Bernard
Dewey number
822/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5363
LC item number
.P8 2003
Literary form
dramas
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Speech and social status
  • London (England)
  • Social classes
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Social classes
  • Speech and social status
  • England
Label
Pygmalion : a romance in five acts, Bernard Shaw ; definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence ; introduction by Nicholas Grene
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of the life and times of Bernard Shaw -- Introduction -- Principal works of Bernard Shaw -- Preface -- Pygmalion
Control code
ocm51934991
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xx, 122 pages
Isbn
9780141439501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Pygmalion : a romance in five acts, Bernard Shaw ; definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence ; introduction by Nicholas Grene
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of the life and times of Bernard Shaw -- Introduction -- Principal works of Bernard Shaw -- Preface -- Pygmalion
Control code
ocm51934991
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xx, 122 pages
Isbn
9780141439501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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