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Shaw, Bernard 1856-1950

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Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Book )
1,013 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 9,929 libraries worldwide
Professor Higgins attempts to transform an unkempt London flower girl into a society belle
Saint Joan. Major Barbara. Androcles and the lion by Bernard Shaw( Book )
640 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 7,823 libraries worldwide
The play depicts the trial, burning at the stake, and canonization of Joan of Arc
Man and superman : [a comedy and a philosophy by Bernard Shaw( Book )
625 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 5,638 libraries worldwide
In Shaw's classic battle of the sexes, John Tanner flees when Ann Whitefield declares her intention to marry him
Androcles and the lion : an old fable renovated by Bernard Shaw( Book )
429 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,861 libraries worldwide
Based on the fable about a Greek tailor's conversion to Christianity, his befriending of a lion, and gladiatorial experience in Nero's Coliseum
Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Book )
398 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 4,421 libraries worldwide
Back to Methuselah : a metabiological pentateuch by Bernard Shaw( Book )
273 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,123 libraries worldwide
An unsocial socialist by Bernard Shaw( file )
144 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,787 libraries worldwide
The story centers on Sidney Trefusis, a millionaire socialist, who leaves his bride on their wedding day because he fears his passion for her will get in the way of his plans to overthrow the British government. Sidney vanished "underground" - disguises himself as a common laborer called "Mengels" - and infiltrates Alton College, a girl's school where well-bred young women are "fitted and fatted to be put on the marriage market". His plan: take over the school and plant the seed of radical socialism into the fertile brains of the future consorts of cabinet ministers and kings. What he doesn't plan on is the presence of one Agatha Wylie, a sixth-form rabble-rouser, who falls hopelessly in love with both Sidney and his politics, and just happens to be his deserted wife's cousin. Love triangles, mistaken identities, Marx, Engels, pistols and the proletariat jostle for position
The perfect Wagnerite: a commentary on the Niblung's ring by Bernard Shaw( Book )
169 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,747 libraries worldwide
This pamphlet was written as a philosophical commentary on Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Shaw believed that most people could not understand the drama, and wanted to bring them the knowledge of the adepts who see in the operas the “whole tragedy of human history and the whole horror of the dilemmas from which the world is shrinking today
Arms and the man by Bernard Shaw( Book )
390 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,687 libraries worldwide
Arms and the man starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small provincial town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true- life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancie Sergius. The men may all be heroes - or fools, since this is Shaw's comic view of Balkan chivalry, but the women are definitely more than their match
The intelligent woman's guide to socialism and capitalism by Bernard Shaw( Book )
191 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,911 libraries worldwide
First published by Constable in 1928
Caesar and Cleopatra : a history by Bernard Shaw( Book )
301 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,865 libraries worldwide
In Caesar and Cleopatra, George Bernard Shaw uses his legendary wit to turn ancient history on its head - and to challenge Shakespeare's view of his two famous protagonists. Political drama meets sparkling comedy as veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. From her first timid encounter with Caesar under a desert moon, Cleopatra grows in strength to become a determined player in the game of power politics - but has she really learned what Caesar wanted to teach her? In his inimitable style, Shaw turns this centuries-old story into a hilarious yet affecting critique of human nature that remains as pertinent today as when he wrote it - reminding readers once again why he is regarded as one of the English language's greatest playwrights
Three plays for Puritans by Bernard Shaw( Book )
300 editions published between 1898 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,774 libraries worldwide
"Disgusted and bored by the trend for titillation and sham on the London stage, Shaw wrote these plays both to educate and entertain his audiences. In The Devil's Disciple, a clergyman turned soldier and the Shavian ideal of a Puritan hero - 'like all genuinely religious men, a reprobate and an outcast' - willingly risks his life for a stranger. Caesar and Cleopatra, a brilliant satire on contemporary Britain, contains an utterly unexpected portrait of Julius Caesar ('part brute, part woman, and part god'). In Captain Brassbound's Conversion, it is Lady Cicely's cunning manipulation of the truth that ensures that fairness, rather than justice, prevails." "Three Plays for Puritans reveals Shaw's constant delight in turning received wisdom upside down and celebrates the triumph of the individual conscience over accepted morality."--Jacket
Plays: pleasant and unpleasant by Bernard Shaw( Book )
188 editions published between 1897 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,537 libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
Heartbreak House a fantasia in the Russian manner on English themes by Bernard Shaw( Book )
226 editions published between 1916 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,512 libraries worldwide
Cashel Byron's profession by Bernard Shaw( Book )
242 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,366 libraries worldwide
"After poleaxing his mathematics master with a perfect right, Cashel Byron, the unloved son of a successful actress, runs away to Australia. He returns to England and becomes the most famous prizefighter of his age, only to be floored himself by the lovely and impossible Lydia Carew. Can Lydia, with her reputation for vast learning and exquisite culture, be wooed by the ruffian Cashel? Can Cashel successfully hide his illegal professional?"--B & N
The quintessence of Ibsenism; now completed to the death of Ibsen by Bernard Shaw( Book )
141 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,363 libraries worldwide
In this 1891 essay, Shaw champions the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, praising his social realism and his characters' struggles against a hypocritical society. Shaw then pushes farther, dividing humankind into three categories of which, he declares, Out of a thousand persons, there are 700 Philistines, 299 idealists, and only one lone realist."
Seven plays by Bernard Shaw( Book )
8 editions published between 1900 and 1967 in English and held by 2,258 libraries worldwide
These plays are included in this volume: Caesar and Cleopatra, Mrs. Warren's Profession; Arms and the Man; Candida; saint Joan; Man and Superman and the Devil's Disiple
Mrs. Warren's Profession by Bernard Shaw( file )
157 editions published between 1894 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,222 libraries worldwide
"One of Bernard Shaw's early plays of social protest, Mrs. Warren's Profession places the protagonist's decision to become a prostitute in the context of the appalling conditions for working class women in Victorian England. Faced with ill health, poverty, and marital servitude on the one hand, and opportunities for financial independence, dignity, and self-worth on the other, Kitty Warren follows her sister into a successful career in prostitution. Shaw's fierce social criticism in this play is driven not by conventional mrality, but by anger at the hypocrisy that allows society to condemn prostitution while condoning the discrimination against women that makes prostitution inevitable." "This Broadview edition includes a comprehensive historical and critical introduction; extracts from Shaw's prefaces to the play; Shaw's expurgations of the text; early reviews of the play in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain; and contemporary contextual documents on prostitution, incest, censorship, women's education, and the "New Woman.""--BOOK JACKET
Fabian essays in socialism by Bernard Shaw( Book )
145 editions published between 1889 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,019 libraries worldwide
Complete plays, with prefaces by Bernard Shaw( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 2,017 libraries worldwide
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Bassetto, Corno di
Bassetto, Corno di 1856-1950
Birnārd Shū 1856-1950
Cā, Pern̲āṭ 1856-1950
Corno di Bassetto.
Corno di Bassetto 1856-1950
Di Bassetto, Corno
DiBassetto, Corno 1856-1950
Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature 1856-1950
Hsiao, Po-na 1856-1950
Pern̲ārṭuṣā 1856-1950
Pern̲āṭṣā 1856-1950
Ṣā, Jārj Pern̲ārṭu 1856-1950
Ṣā, Pern̲ārṭ 1856-1950
Šau, Bernard.
Šau, Ǧūrǧ Barnārd 1856-1950
Shāʾ, Jārj Birnārḍ 1856-1950
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Shaw, Bernardo 1856-1950
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Shaw, G. B. (George Bernard), 1856-1950.
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Shaw, G. Bernard (George Bernard), 1856-1950.
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Shaw, George Bernhard 1856-1950
Shaw, Giorgio Bernardo 1856-1950
Shaw, Stella
Shiyou, Baanādo 1856-1950
Shō, Bānādo 1856-1950
Sho, Xhorxh Bernard
Shou, Bernard 1856-1950
Shou, Dzhordzh Bernard 1856-1950
Shou, Xhorxh Bernard
Shū, Birnārd 1856-1950
Šo, Bernard 1856-1950
Šo, G. Bernard
Šou, Bernar 1856-1950
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Šou, DžordžBernard 1856-1950
Sou, Mpernarnt 1856-1950
Šovs, Bernards 1856-1950
Šovs, Džordžs Bernards 1856-1950
Szou, Bernard.
Szou, Bernard 1856-1950
Xiao 1856-1950 Baina
Xiao, Baina, 1856-1950
Шоу, Бернард 1856-1950
Шоу, Джордж Бернард 1856-1950
שאאו, בערנארד
שאו, בערנארד
שאו, בערנארד 1856־1950
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שאו, ברנארד 1950־1856
שאו, ברנרד
שאו, ג' ברנארד
שאו, ג׳ורג׳ ברנרד
שו, ג'ורג' ברנארד
שו, ג'ורג' ברנרד 1856-1950
برنارد شو
برنارد شو، 1856-1950
جورج برنارد شو، 1856-1950
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شو، جورج برنارد، ١٨٥٦-١٩٥٠
ショー, バーナード
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