George Bernard Shaw at 90
George Bernard Shaw at 90 is called ‘G. B. S. 90, Aspects of Bernard Shaw’s Life and Work’.
This tribute to George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) is a unique and fascinating book. Published in 1946, this book is a critical tribute to George Bernard Shaw on his ninetieth birthday. The contributions are a celebration of G. B. Shaw by his contemporaries. Each contributor covers a different aspect of Shaw’s work and influence.
The editor, S. Winsten, has brought together articles by A. S. Neil, the educator and writer, John Masefield and many more. The book also includes a letter that H. G. Wells sent to be included. Our pictures show who the contributors are.
George Bernard Shaw at 90 has an introductory Editorial Note followed by a Foreword by Professor Gilbert Murray O. M.
To take just one of the contributions as an example, the article by A. S. Neil on ‘Shaw and Education’ is a wonderful piece that both praises Shaw and criticises him. All of the contributions give a unique insight into how the work of George Bernard Shaw was viewed by his contemporaries. By his 90th birthday Shaw had clearly made an impact on British society. It is an impact that is perhaps not well understood today. This is what makes this book so interesting.
This is a first edition hardback published by Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. London, 1946. Illustrated throughout with mainly black and white photographs of George Bernard Shaw.
G. B. S. 90, Aspects of Bernard Shaw’s Life and Work is in good condition. There is some very slight fox marking but the inside pages are clean. It has a scuffed dust jacket which we are pleased to see has survived. The dust jacket just adds to the 1940s style of this rare and interesting book.