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A.M. Gibbs offers an authoritative and complete account of the lifestyles, profession and institutions of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), some of the most eminent and influential literary figures of the fashionable age. Drawing on a variety of released and unpublished fabric, this paintings illuminates the complicated textile of Shaw's notable profession as playwright, novelist, critic, orator, political activist, social commentator, avant-garde philosopher and controversialist. pictures of Shaw's day-by-day deepest lifestyles, and of his tangled amorous affairs, flirtations and friendships, are intertwined with the files of his prodigiously efficient profession as public determine and artistic author, in an absolutely documented examine that is either a scholarly source and a full of life biographical portrait. An introductory bankruptcy explores theoretical concerns in biography raised by means of the chronology shape; and a bankruptcy on Shaw's ancestry and relatives offers new facts approximately his Irish history. A who is Who part includes thumbnail sketches of over 2 hundred contemporaries of Shaw who had major institutions with him.

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