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Pygmalion : a romance in five acts

Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Shaw
ISBN: 0141439505 9780141439501
OCLC Number: 51934991
Description: xx, 122 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Chronology of the life and times of Bernard Shaw --
Introduction --
Principal works of Bernard Shaw --
Preface --
Pygmalion.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Bernard Shaw ; definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence ; introduction by Nicholas Grene.

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Shaw's dramatization of a Cockney flower girl's metamorphosis into a lady is both a fantasy and a platform for his views on social class, money and women's independence.  Read more...

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