Pygmalion (Enriched Classics Series)

By: Shaw,George Bernard/ Shefter,Harry

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When George Bernard Shaw wrote "Pygmalion" more than a half century ago, no one could have predicted his play would eventually be converted into one of the great musicals of our time -- "My Fair Lady" -- and an Academy Award3-winning motion picture. Generations of readers and theatergoers have found relevance in Shaw's story of speech therapist Henry Higgins, who successfully transforms Liza Doolittle, a "draggle-tailed guttersnipe," into a darling of high society who momentarily upsets his hard-edged reserve. The extraordinary wit of this master dramatist of the twentieth century cuts away at the artificiality of class distinctions to reveal that human clay can be molded into wondrous shapes.

Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of "Pygmalion" includes the analysis of Eric Bentley from his book "Bernard Shaw." Essential biographical and historical background is provided, together with notes, critical excerpts, and suggestions for further reading. A unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs helps bring the play to life.

Title: Pygmalion (Enriched Classics Series)

Author Name: Shaw,George Bernard/ Shefter,Harry

Categories: Plays Mass Market,

Publisher: Pocket: November 1989

ISBN Number: 0671704966

ISBN Number 13: 9780671704964

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 384668

Description: Shaw,George Bernard/ Shefter,Harry Pygmalion: A Romance In Five Acts Creases to the spine with light edgewear to cover. Pages clean and unmarked. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.