The Prefaces of Bernard Shaw

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The Prefaces of Bernard Shaw a hardback, first edition, 1934. A wonderful book for anyone interested in the life and ideas of George Bernard Shaw.

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The Prefaces of Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was a major influence on society from the 1880s until his death in 1950 – and beyond. He was a playwright, political activist, polemicist, critic, Nobel Prize winner in Literature (1925) and extraordinary man.

He wrote about socialism, politics, the role of women, marriage and was a vocal supporter of women’s rights. He criticised the behavior of doctors prior to the establishment of the National Health Service in Britain. He courted controversy, writing about prostitution, education, poverty, organised religion, power and war.

Bernard Shaw’s plays were highly successful and provocative. This book The Prefaces of Bernard Shaw is a compilation of the prefaces he wrote for his plays. These prefaces expanded on the ideas behind each play and enabled him to further project his influence on his society.

Since his death opinion has varied about his work and ideas, but reading his plays and prefaces give a fascinating insight into the way society was evolving in that era.

The Prefaces of Bernard Shaw is a hardback, first edition, published by Constable & Company, London in 1934. It is in very good condition. There are slight scuffs on the top and bottom of the spine and a few slight marks on the cover. The inside pages are clean on nice paper. The title page has a nice wood engraving by an unknown artist.

A wonderful book for anyone interested in the life and ideas of George Bernard Shaw.

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