Shaw, Bernard 1856-1950
Most widely held works about Bernard Shaw
Most widely held works by Bernard Shaw
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
668 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 26 languages and held by 4,295 libraries worldwide
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 girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own. This is the definitive text produced under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence, with an illuminating introduction by Nicholas Grene, discussing the language and politics of the play. Also included in this volume is Shaw's preface, as well as his 'sequel' written for the first publication in 1916, to rebut public demand for a more conventionally romantic ending.
Saint Joan : a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
454 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 3,446 libraries worldwide
The Irish playwright's dramatic presentation of Joan of Arc as peasant, genius, saint and fifteenth century feminist.
Man and superman : a comedy and a philosophy by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
383 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 2,895 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; Overruled; Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
249 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 2,771 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the fable originally written by Apion, an Egyptian living in Rome around 40 A.D., in which Androcles, a runaway slave, befriends a wounded lion.
Seven plays, with prefaces and notes by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
18 editions published between 1851 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,374 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.
Shaw on theatre by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
130 editions published between 1916 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 2,336 libraries worldwide
Essays, letters, and reviews.
Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
261 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 2,256 libraries worldwide
"A play about poverty and society, dramatized in the struggle between a wealthy man and his daughter, Barbara, who works with the Salvation Army."
Arms and the man by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
305 editions published between 1893 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,161 libraries worldwide
Set in Bulgaria; a satirization of the ridiculous idealizations of military heroism and romantic love.
The perfect Wagnerite; a commentary on the Niblung's ring by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
75 editions published between 1898 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,055 libraries worldwide
Complete plays, with prefaces by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 1,971 libraries worldwide
Back to Methuselah : a metabiological pentateuch by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
186 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 1,863 libraries worldwide
A classic play in which right-thinking people evolve by determined effort into superhumans, eventually being able to look forward to the day when they may cast off the shackles of vulgar matter and become perfect beings of "pure energy".
Heartbreak house by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
164 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,843 libraries worldwide
"Into the eccentric household of Captain Shotover and his daughter Hesione comes Ellie Dunn, a young woman ready to marry for money rather than love. Hesione protests vigorously, but her rakish husband, Hector, snobbish sister, Ariadne, and the wealthy industrialist Boss Mangan have also joined the house-party and opinion becomes divided on the matter. Should financial concerns take priority over romantic ones, or should we hold on to our ideals, regardless of the consequences?"--BOOK JACKET.
Caesar and Cleopatra by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
218 editions published between 1898 and 2010 in 24 languages and held by 1,827 libraries worldwide
An October night on the Syrian border of Egypt towards the end of the XXXIII Dynasty, in the year 706 by Roman computation, afterwards reckoned by Christian computation as 48 B.C. A great radiance of silver fire, the dawn of a moonlit night, is rising in the east. The stars and the cloudless sky are our own contemporaries, nineteen and a half centuries younger than we know them; but you would not guess that from their appearance.
The intelligent woman's guide to socialism and capitalism by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
116 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 12 languages and held by 1,815 libraries worldwide
An unsocial socialist by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
112 editions published between 1883 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,773 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.
Collected letters by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
64 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,770 libraries worldwide
The adventures of the black girl in her search for God by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
96 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in 15 languages and held by 1,510 libraries worldwide
Shaw caught a ton of grief for this 1932 novel. The protagonist is an African native girl recently converted to Christianity. She goes in search of God?literally walking into the bush to seek her maker. Instead, she finds numerous religious figures and philosophers, ranging from Noah to Voltaire.
The devil's disciple by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
166 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,486 libraries worldwide
A young man takes sides with the Devil against straight laced Puritan respectability in the threatening days of the Revolutionary War.
Candida : a pleasant play by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
218 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 1,480 libraries worldwide
Shaw's warm and witty play challenged conventional wisdom about relationships between the sexes. A beautiful wife must choose between the two men who love her. A Court Theatre Company co-production.
Plays: pleasant and unpleasant by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
143 editions published between 1898 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog.
Actresses American Revolution (1775-1783) Art appreciation Bibliography Biography Burgoyne, John,--1722-1792 Caesar, Julius Campbell, Patrick,--Mrs.,--1865-1940 Cleopatra,--Queen of Egypt,--d. 30 B.C Criticism, interpretation, etc. Critics Drama Drama Drama--Technique Dramatists, English Dramatists, Irish Egypt England England--London English drama Facsimiles Fathers and daughters Film adaptations Flower vending France Great Britain History Ibsen, Henrik,--1828-1906 Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Ireland Joan,--of Arc, Saint,--1412-1431 Language and languages Linguistics teachers Literature Manuscripts Man-woman relationships Music--Instruction and study New Hampshire Political and social views Political science Records and correspondence Religion Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Shaw, Bernard,--1856-1950 Social classes Socialism Speech and social status Theater United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, 1856-1950
Hsiao, Po-na, 1856-1950
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Pseud. Corno di Bassetto 1856-1950
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