A recreation of Shaw's extraordinary life and his literary genius, during one of the most dynamic period in literary history. Erivne delves into Shaw's family background, giving considerable mention of his many love affairs, as well a his successful yet unorthodox marriage; as a dramatic critic he discusses each of Shaw's plays and his career as a newspaperman. Ervine also probes into his religious and political convictions; as well as painting vivid pictures of the men and women in Shaw's life. Some material came from Shaw's own diaries as a youth; personal letters; interviews with personal friends and previously unpublished material. 20 illustrations from photographs. -- from Amazon website.