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Dust jacket notes: "'What would happen,' blandly asks the twenty-one-year-old G.B.S. of the five-year-old Dorothea, 'if I told you that Aunt Tabitha was a foolish old maid, your mother a frivolous and selfish woman, your father a perverter of the truth for gold, and the clergyman the worst man in church?' This roguish question sets the tone of this hitherto unpublished Shavian delight. We are told by the editor that 'A Practical System of Moral Education for Females' was the first serious literary effort of the young Shaw; how serious it is, each reader will judge for himself. At least, one can hope for agreement on this conclusion: any girl reared according to these precepts would become, if not a good girl, at least good company. In his later days Shaw once referred to his youth as the time 'when I was almost unenduringly brilliant.' There is nothing here to controvert that statement. Furthermore, these arch and witty pages are enhanced by Mrs. Clare Sinsten's graceful and superbly imaginative drawings. for it was to Mrs. Winsten, then his next-door neighbor, that the author-philosopher gave this manuscript; he also requested her to illustrated it, which - as the evidence at hand demonstrates - she has done with love as well as skill."
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Book Description The Vanguard Press, New York, 1956. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111299263569
Book Description The Vanguard Press, New York, 1956. Condition: New. Clare Winsten (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1299263569