Item description for An Unsocial Socialist (Large Print) by George Bernard Shaw...
1913. Most of Shaw's early plays were either banned by the censor or refused production. He began the practice of writing the challenging, mocking, eloquent prefaces to his plays, which were sometimes longer than the play itself. In 1925 he won the Nobel prize. The Unsocial Socialist is one of Shaw's last satires and was the inspiration for the play, Smash. The book begins: In the dusk of an October evening, a sensible looking woman of forty came out through an oaken door to a broad landing on the first floor of an old English country-house. A braid of her hair had fallen forward as if she had been stooping over book or pen; and she stood for a moment to smooth it, and to gaze contemplatively-not in the least sentimentally-through the tall, narrow window. The sun was setting, but its glories were at the other side of the house; for this window looked eastward, where the landscape of sheepwalks and pasture land was sobering at the approach of darkness. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.05" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 11, 2008
Publisher Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 8184568673 ISBN13 9788184568677
Availability 0 units.
More About George Bernard Shaw
In the course of his long and prolific career, George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) wrote 60 plays, in addition to music and literary criticism. An avid socialist, he regarded his writing as a vehicle for promoting his political and humanitarian views.
George Bernard Shaw was born in 1856 and died in 1950.
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Put this one on top of your reading list May 1, 2005
As the previous reviewer has noted this book is hard to put down. I was most impressed with the author's ability to successfully create a colorful (as in inflection-filled) and thus dynamic commentary. As to the somewhat transparent but, as highlited in the title, central topic, socialism, I feel this book has equally shown the positive and the negative consequences of its application all the while keeping true to its satire.
An Unsocial Socialist Aug 26, 2000
Shaw's last, and in my opinion, best satire, An Unsocial Socialist is a wonderful book that is sadly not well known. The plot is pulls you in and the book spawned an equally great play, "Smash". I couldn't put it down until I finished it.