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George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his writings deal sternly with prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy to make their stark themes more palatable. Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. He was most angered by what he perceived as the exploitation of the working class, and most of his writings censure that abuse. An ardent socialist, Shaw wrote many brochures and speeches for the Fabian Society. He became an accomplished orator in the furtherance of its causes, which included gaining equal rights for men and women, alleviating abuses of the working class, rescinding private ownership of productive land, and promoting healthy lifestyles... He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (adaption of his play of the same name), respectively.
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Book Description Reprint Services Corp, 1928. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0781276462
Book Description Reprint Services Corp. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0781276462 **New** copy, hardcover reprint in library binding, contents in unmarked EXCELLENT condition; ships USPS with delivery confirmation in US 318NN. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1089521