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"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education." -- George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his writings deal sternly with prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy to make their stark themes more palatable. Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.

He was most angered by what he perceived as the exploitation of the working class, and most of his writings censure that abuse. An ardent socialist, Shaw wrote many brochures and speeches for the Fabian Society. He became an accomplished orator in the furtherance of its causes, which included gaining equal rights for men and women, alleviating abuses of the working class, rescinding private ownership of productive land, and promoting healthy lifestyles.

In 1898, Shaw married Charlotte Payne-Townshend, a fellow Fabian, whom he survived. They settled in Ayot St. Lawrence in a house now called Shaw's Corner. Shaw died there, aged 94, from chronic problems exacerbated by injuries he incurred by falling.

He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (adaption of his play of the same name), respectively. Shaw wanted to refuse his Nobel Prize outright because he had no desire for public honours, but accepted it at his wife's behest: she considered it a tribute to Ireland. He did reject the monetary award, requesting it be used to finance translation of Swedish books to English.

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Total Books: 844
Caesar and Cleopatra
2019 - Caesar and Cleopatra (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781700727268
ISBN-10: 1700727265
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Plough Quarterly No 12 - Courage Lives of Radical Devotion
You never can tell
2017 - You Never Can Tell (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781542677103
ISBN-10: 1542677106
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mrs Warren's Profession A Play
2017 - Mrs Warren's Profession a Play (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781542373616
ISBN-10: 1542373611
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Heartbreak House
2016 - Heartbreak House [Annotated] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781540674845
ISBN-10: 1540674843
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mrs Warren's Profession
2016 - Mrs Warren's Profession [Annotated] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781540675385
ISBN-10: 1540675386
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Arms and the Man
2016 - Arms and the Man (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781537344669
ISBN-10: 1537344668
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mrs Warren's Profession Includes MLA Style Citations for Scholarly Secondary Sources Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Critical Essays
Major Barbara
2016 - Major Barbara (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781535576666
ISBN-10: 1535576669
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Doctor's Dilemma
2016 - The Doctor's Dilemma (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781535577991
ISBN-10: 1535577991
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Perfect Wagnerite
2016 - The Perfect Wagnerite (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781535579100
ISBN-10: 1535579102
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Candida
2016 - Candida (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781535564205
ISBN-10: 1535564202
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pygmalion
2016 - Pygmalion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781533682819
ISBN-10: 153368281X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Man and Superman
2016 - Man and Superman (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781533015785
ISBN-10: 1533015783
Genres: Arts & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Reference, Science & Math
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Hombre y Superhombre
2015 - Hombre Y Superhombre [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781517297176
ISBN-10: 1517297176
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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An Unsocial Socialist
2014 - An Unsocial Socialist (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781848547292
ISBN-10: 1848547293
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Saint Joan A Chronicle Play In Six Scenes And An Epilogue
2014 - Saint Joan a Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781499758467
ISBN-10: 1499758464
Genre: Children's Books
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Cashel Byron's Profession
2014 - Cashel Byron's Profession (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781848547476
ISBN-10: 1848547471
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Devil's Disciple
2013 - The Devil's Disciple (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781461039211
ISBN-10: 1461039215
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Law
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Hickory Community Theater Don Juan in Hell An Adaptation and Abridgement
Revolutionist's Handbook  Pocket Companion
2012 - Revolutionist's Handbook Pocket Companion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781481816267
ISBN-10: 1481816268
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2011 - Pygmalion a Play in Five Acts [My Fair Lady] (Paperback)
2009 - My Fair Lady [Pygmalion] (Paperback)
2009 - The Philanderer [EasyRead Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet [EasyRead Large Bold Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - The Dark Lady of the Sonnets [EasyRead Large Bold Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Great Catherine Whom Glory Still Adores [EasyRead Large Bold Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - The Man of Destiny [EasyRead Large Bold Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Press Cuttings [EasyRead Large Bold Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - The Revolutionist's Handbook and Pocket Companion [EasyRead Large Bold Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Major Barbara with Preface [Forgotten Books] (Paperback)
2008 - Saint Joan [New Mermaids] (Paperback)
2008 - A Treatise on Parents and Children [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)
2007 - On Going to Church [1909] (Paperback)
2006 - Pygmalion and My Fair Lady [50th Anniversary Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism [Social Science Classics Series] (Paperback)
2005 - Pygmalion [Enriched Classic Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2004 - Pygmalion [Treasury of Illustrated Classics] (Hardcover)
2003 - Man and Superman and Three Other Plays [Barnes & Noble Classics] (Paperback)
2002 - Major Barbara [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
2002 - George Bernard Shaw's Plays Second Edition [Norton Critical Editions] (Paperback)
1999 - Pygmalion Vokabular Zum Penguin- Taschenbuch [ISBN 0-14-045022X - Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1998 - Pygmalion a Romance in Five Acts [Hrw Classics Library] (Paperback)
1997 - Pygmalion Interpretationshilfe [Intermediate - Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1997 - Pygmalion Mit Materialien [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1996 - Heartbreak House [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
1995 - Misalliance and the Fascinating Foundling [Bernard Shaw Library] (Paperback)
1995 - Black Girl in Search of God [Penguin Twentieth-century Classics] (Paperback)
1993 - The Last Laugh [Bernard Shaw] (Hardcover)
1991 - The Unsocial Socialist [Virago Modern Classics] (Paperback)
1991 - Heiraten Eine Debatte [Gesammelte Werke in Einzelausgaben, 8] (Paperback)
1990 - Helden / Candida [Gesammelte Stücke in Einzelausgaben] (Paperback)
1989 - Major Barbara Definitive Text [Bernard Shaw Library] (Paperback)
1988 - The Doctor's Dilemma a Tragedy [Shaw Library] (Paperback)
1986 - Plays Political [Shaw Library] (Paperback)
1986 - Major Critical Essays [Classics S.] (Paperback)
1985 - Shaw the Letters of George Bernard Volume 1 [Bernard Shaw Collected Letters] (Hardcover)
1985 - Shaw the Letters of George Bernard Volume 2 [Bernard Shaw Collected Letters] (Hardcover)
1981 - Candida How She Lied to Her Husband [Bernard Shaw Early Texts: Play Manuscripts in Facsimile] (Hardcover)
1977 - Selection From Shaw's Prefaces [Heritage of Literature] (Paperback)
1977 - The Portable Bernard Shaw [The Viking Portable Library] (Paperback)
1976 - Selected One-act Plays [Penguin Plays & Screenplays] (Paperback)
1972 - Devil's Disciple [Everyman Paperbacks] (Paperback)
1950 - Candida (Paperback)
The Black Girl in Search of God [PENGUIN TWENTIETH CENTURY CLASSICS S.] (Paperback)
On Shakespeare [Shakespeare Library] (Paperback)
Back to Methuselah a Metabiol [Penguin Twentieth-century Classics] (Paperback)
Three Modern Plays [Modern Classics] (Hardcover)
Candida a Mystery [Bobbs-Merrill Shaw Series] (Paperback)
La Profesion De La Senora Warren [Editorial Andres Bello Series] (Paperback)
Ironias Y Verdades [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)