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Pygmalion and Major Barbara (Bantam Classics)

By: "Shaw, George Bernard"

Price: $2.25

Publisher: Bantam Classics:

Seller ID: 9780553214086

ISBN: 055321408X

Condition: GOOD


George Bernard Shaw was the greatest British dramatist after Shakespeare, a satirist equal to Jonathan Swift, and a playwright whose most profound gift was his ability to make audiences think by provoking them to laughter. In one of his best-loved plays, "Pygmalion, " which later became the basis for the musical "My Fair Lady, " Shaw compels the audience to see the utter absurdity and hypocrisy of class distinction when Professor Henry Higgins wagers that he can transform a common flower girl into a lady--and then pass her off as a duchess--simply by changing her speech and manners. In... View more info

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Major Barbara (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: "Shaw, George Bernard"

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 9780486421261

ISBN: 0486421260

Condition: GOOD


When a Salvation Army officer learns that her father, a wealthy armaments manufacturer, has donated lots of money to her organization, she resigns in disgust but eventually sees the truth of her father's reasoning that social iniquity derives from poverty; it is only through accumulating wealth and power that people can help each other. View more info