John Tanner is horrified to discover that he is the object of Ann Whitefield's ambitions in her search for a satisfactory husband. For Tanner, political pamphleteer and independent mind, escape is the only option. But Ann is grimly resigned to society's expectations and ready for the chase.
About The Author
George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin in 1856. Although essentially shy, he created the persona of G. B. S., the showman, satirist, controversialist, critic, pundit, wit, intellectual buffoon and dramatist. Commentators brought a new adjective into English: Shavian, a term used to embody all his brilliant qualities.
After his arrival in London in 1876 he became an active Socialist and a brilliant platform speaker. He wrote on many social aspects of the day: on Common Sense about the War (1914), How to Settle the Irish Question (1917) and The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism (1928). He undertook his own education at the British Museum and consequently became keenly interested in cultural subjects. Thus his prolific output included music, art and theatre reviews, which were collected into several volumes such as Music in London 1890–1894 (3 vols, 1931); Pen Portraits and Reviews (1931); and Our Theatres in the Nineties (3 vols, 1931). He also wrote five novels and some shorter fiction, including The Black Girl in Search of God and Some Lesser Tales and Cashel Byron’s Profession, both published in Penguin’s Bernard Shaw Library.
He conducted a strong attack on the London theatre and was closely associated with the intellectual revival of British theatre. His plays fall into several categories: ‘Plays Pleasant’; ‘Plays Unpleasant’; comedies; chronicle-plays; ‘metabiological Pentateuch’ (Back to Methuselah, a series of plays); and ‘political extravaganzas’. Bernard Shaw died in 1950.
|Epistle Dedicatory||p. 7|
|Man and Superman||p. 39|
|The Revolutionist's Handbook||p. 211|
|On Good Breeding||p. 215|
|Property and Marriage||p. 217|
|The Perfectionist Experiment at Oneida Creek||p. 222|
|Man's Objection to His Own Improvement||p. 225|
|The Political Need for the Superman||p. 226|
|Prudery Explained||p. 228|
|Progress an Illusion||p. 230|
|The Conceit of Civilization||p. 236|
|The Verdict of History||p. 242|
|The Method||p. 245|
|Maxims for Revolutionists||p. 251|
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Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 23rd October 2000
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1