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The wit and wisdom of Bernard Shaw.

Bernard Shaw

The wit and wisdom of Bernard Shaw.

by Bernard Shaw

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Published by Collier Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 414-415.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR5361 .W5 1962
The Physical Object
Pagination415 p.
Number of Pages415
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5857732M
LC Control Number62019935
OCLC/WorldCa361894

Triumphant closing of Holroyd's massive life of George Bernard Shaw (), begun with The Search for Love () and The Pursuit of Power ()—a work 15 years in the writing. (The notes will be published separately.) Now WW I ends and Shaw, in a Chekhovian mood, writes Heartbreak House, his elegy for prewar England, a ``tragic'' play that he slyly complains has been accepted as ``a. George Bernard Shaw? Michel de Montaigne? Dear Quote Investigator: A very popular acerbic adage combines wisdom and wistfulness together with a modicum of jealousy: Youth is wasted on the young. These words have been attributed to two famous Irish wits: George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde. Oddly, I have not seen any precise citations.

One of George Bernard Shaw's best-known plays, Pygmalion was a rousing success on the London and New York stages, an entertaining motion picture and a great hit with its musical version, My Fair updated and considerably revised version of the ancient Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea, the 20th-century story pokes fun at the antiquated British class system. Pygmalion () is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on the Greek myth of the same name. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics (based on phonetician Henry Sweet), who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent.

Pocket Irish Wit & Wisdom Written and produced by Teapot Press Ltd, Published by Gill Books, , Hardback, pp, + colour, ISBN 0 George Bernard Shaw (Pygmalion), James Joyce (Ulysses), Jonathan Swift (Gulliver This is a delightful little book to keep by the bedside, on your desk, or near the loo for those times.   Chesterton and Shaw disagreed on, well, everything but that didn’t stop them from becoming good friends. Master wordsmiths and statesmen, their public and private correspondance was laced with an unparalleled wit. Surprising to me was the force of .


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