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Bernard Shaw

Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1988-©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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To his own generation Bernard Shaw's greatest creation seemed to be himself. Playwright, wit, socialist, polemicist and irresistible charmer, he was the most controversial literary figure of his age and the scourge of all that was most oppressive in late-Victorian England. In his writing and public speeches, he embodied the unfamiliar virtues of reason, sense and unanswerable good humor. And yet, as the opening  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holroyd, Michael.
Bernard Shaw.
New York : Random House, ©1988-©1992
(OCoLC)645762514
Named Person: Bernard Shaw; Bernard Shaw; Bernard Shaw; Bernard Shaw
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Holroyd
ISBN: 0394525779 9780394525778 0394575539 9780394575537 0394575547 9780394575544 067941987X 9780679419877
OCLC Number: 18415481
Notes: Some ill. on lining papers.
Description: 4 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. 1856-1898, the search for love --
v. 2. 1898-1918, the pursuit of power --
v. 3. 1918-1950, the lure of fantasy --
v. 4. 1950-1991, the last laugh.
Responsibility: Michael Holroyd.
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To his own generation Bernard Shaw's greatest creation seemed to be himself. Playwright, wit, socialist, polemicist and irresistible charmer, he was the most controversial literary figure of his age and the scourge of all that was most oppressive in late-Victorian England. In his writing and public speeches, he embodied the unfamiliar virtues of reason, sense and unanswerable good humor. And yet, as the opening volume of this masterly four-volume biography makes clear, Shaw's invention of this monumental figure was a paradoxical method of concealment and his way of coming to terms with a world that had abandoned him in childhood. - Jacket flap.

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