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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited George Bernard Shaw collection: Introduction: Mr. Bernard Shaw (by G. K. Chesterton) Novels: Cashel Byron's Profession An Unsocial Socialist Love Among The Artists The Irrational Knot Plays: Plays Unpleasant: Widowers' Houses (1892) The Philanderer (1898) Mrs. Warren's Profession (1898) Plays Pleasant: Arms And The Man: An Anti-Romantic Comedy in Three Acts (1894) Candida (1898) You Never Can Tell (1897) Three Plays for Puritans: The Devil's Disciple Caesar And Cleopatra Captain Brassbound's Conversion Other Plays: The Man Of Destiny The Gadfly Or The Son of the Cardinal The Admirable Bashville Or Constancy Unrewarded Man And Superman: A Comedy and A Philosophy John Bull's Other Island How He Lied To Her Husband Major Barbara Passion, Poison, And Petrifaction The Doctor's Dilemma: A Tragedy The Interlude At The Playhouse Getting Married The Shewing-Up Of Blanco Posnet Press Cuttings Misalliance The Dark Lady Of The Sonnets Fanny's First Play Androcles And The Lion Overruled: A Demonstration Pygmalion Great Catherine (Whom Glory Still Adores) The Music Cure Beauty's Duty (Unfinished) O'Flaherty, V. C. The Inca Of Perusalem: An Almost Historical Comedietta Augustus Does His Bit Skit For The Tiptaft Revue Annajanska, The Bolshevik Empress Heartbreak House Back To Methuselah: A Metabiological Pentateuch In the Beginning The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas The Thing Happens Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman As Far as Thought Can Reach The War Indemnities (Unfinished) Saint Joan The Glimpse Of Reality: A Tragedietta Fascinating Foundling: Disgrace To The Author The Apple Cart: A Political Extravaganza Too True to Be Good Village Wooing: A Comedietta for Two Voices On the Rocks: A Political Comedy The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles The Six of Calais Arthur and the Acetone The Millionairess Cymbeline Refinished: A Variation on Shakespeare's Ending Geneva "In Good King Charles' Golden Days" Playlet on the British Party System Buoyant Billions: A Comedy of No Manners Shakes versus Shav Farfetched Fables Why She Would Not Miscellaneous Works: What do Men of Letters Say? – The New York Times Articles on War (1915): "Common Sense About the War" by G. B. Shaw "Shaw's Nonsense About Belgium" By Arnold Bennett "Bennett States the German Case" by G. B. Shaw Flaws in Shaw's Logic By Cunninghame Graham Editorial Comment on Shaw By The New York World Comment by Readers of Shaw To the Editor of The New York Times Open Letter to President Wilson by G. B. Shaw A German Letter to G. Bernard Shaw By Herbert Eulenberg "Mr. G. Bernard Shaw on Socialism" (Speech) The Miraculous Revenge Quintessence Of Ibsenism The Basis of Socialism Economic The Transition to Social Democracy The Impossibilities Of Anarchism The Perfect Wagnerite, Commentary on the Niblung's Ring Letter to Beatrice Webb The Revolutionist's Handbook And Pocket Companion Maxims For Revolutionists The New Theology How to Write A Popular Play: An Essay A Treatise on Parents and Children: An Essay Memories of Oscar Wilde The Intelligent Women's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism: Excerpts Women in the Labour Market Socialism and Marriage Socialism and Children Letter to Frank Harris How These Doctors Love One Another! The Black Girl in Search of God The Political Madhouse in America and Nearer Home On Capital Punishment Essays on Bernard Shaw: George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton The Quintessence of Shaw by James Huneker Old and New Masters: Bernard Shaw by Robert Lynd George Bernard Shaw: A Poem by Oliver Herford

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“Pygmalion and Other Plays” is a collection of eleven of George Bernard Shaw’s most studied and performed plays. The impact made by the Irish playwright, political activist, and Noble Prize-winner on Western theater and culture cannot be overstated. The plays contained in this collection showcase his genius and creativity and it is not hard to understand why his works continue to influence generations of writers and actors. Included are such frequently adapted classics as “Arms and the Man”, a biting and witty critique of the often falsely romantic depiction of war and the empty nobility of soldiers, “Candida”, a surprisingly modern story of a strong and intelligent woman who is the true force behind her husband’s success, “Pygmalion”, the classic and often adapted story of the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from a poor flower girl into a sophisticated lady at the hands of Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering, “Saint Joan”, the sensitive and nuanced portrayal of the iconic Joan of Arc which shows her as a complex, misunderstood, and deeply human character, as well as many more brilliant dramatic plays. Shaw’s works continue to entertain and captivate audiences with their insights into human nature and the shortcomings of our modern society. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

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First performed in 1923, “Saint Joan” is the celebrated play by George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright, social activist, and Noble Prize-winner. Premiering three years after Joan of Arc was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church, Shaw wrote “Saint Joan” because he was dissatisfied with how the saint was often portrayed in literature and history and wanted to present a more realistic and human Joan. Considered Shaw’s only tragedy and one of his most significant works, “Saint Joan” follows the famous French soldier and commander from her life as a peasant girl who claims to experience visions sent by God to guide her, to her stunning and unexpected military victories, and finally to her trial and execution. Shaw’s Joan is a complex character: brave, devout, and clever, but also intolerant, naïve, and foolish. Joan struggles to understand why she is not embraced by her monarch and his court after her impressive victory at Orleans and remains confident in her faith even as she faces torture and a lifetime of imprisonment or death at the hands of her accusers. “Saint Joan” endures as one of Shaw’s most adapted and performed plays for its nuanced portrayal of a fascinating and often misunderstood historical figure. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

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"In the Beginning: B.C. 4004 (In the Garden of Eden)" by George Bernard Shaw. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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"As Far as Thought Can Reach: A.D. 31,920" by George Bernard Shaw. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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"The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas: Present Day" by George Bernard Shaw. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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"Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman: A.D. 3000" by George Bernard Shaw. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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"Cashel Byron's Profession" by George Bernard Shaw. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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"Misalliance" by George Bernard Shaw. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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This Collected Works contains:
An Unsocial Socialist Androcles and the Lion Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress Arms and the Man Augustus Does His Bit: A True-to-Life Farce Back to Methuselah: A Metabiological Pentateuch Caesar and Cleopatra Candida Candida: Ein Mysterium in drei Akten Captain Brassbound's Conversion Cashel Byron's Profession Fanny's First Play Getting Married Great Catherine (Whom Glory Still Adores) Heartbreak House How He Lied to Her Husband John Bull's Other Island Major Barbara Man and Superman: A Comedy and a Philosophy Maxims for Revolutionists Misalliance Mrs. Warren's Profession O'Flaherty V.C.: A Recruiting Pamphlet On the Prospects of Christianity / Bernard Shaw's Preface to Androcles and the Lion Overruled Preface to Major Barbara: First Aid to Critics Press Cuttings Pygmalion Revolutionist's Handbook and Pocket Companion The Admirable Bashville; Or, Constancy Unrewarded / Being the Novel of Cashel Byron's Profession Done into a Stage Play in Three Acts and in Blank Verse, with a Note on Modern Prize Fighting The Dark Lady of the Sonnets The Devil's Disciple The Doctor's Dilemma The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors The Impossibilities of Anarchism The Inca of Perusalem: An Almost Historical Comedietta The Irrational Knot / Being the Second Novel of His Nonage The Man of Destiny The Miraculous Revenge The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring The Philanderer The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet Treatise on Parents and Children You Never Can Tell
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902) and Pygmalion (1912). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.