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Pygmalion; a romance in five acts.

Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher: New York, Pocket Books [1973, ©1916]
Series: Enriched classics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Shaw
ISBN: 0671704966 9780671704964
OCLC Number: 890183
Description: 112 pages illustrations 18 cm.
Series Title: Enriched classics series.

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Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence.

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