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Man and Superman

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781146093170
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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obliged. But I never dream of reforming, knowing that I must take myself as I am and get what work I can out of myself. All this you will understand; for there is community of material between us: we are both critics of life as well as of art; and you have perhaps said to yourself when I have passed your windows " There, but for the grace of God, go I." An awful and chastening reflection, which shall be the closing cadence of this immoderately long letter from yours faithfully, G. Bernard Shaw. WOKINC, 1903. ACT I Roebuck Ramsden is in his study, opening the morning's letters. The study, handsomely and solidly furnished, proclaims the man of means. Not a speck of dust is visible: it is clear that there are at least two housemaids and a parlormaid downstairs, and a housekeeper upstairs who does not let them spare elbow-grease. Even the top of Roebuck's head is polished: on a sunshiny day he could heliograph his orders to distant camps by merely nodding. In no other respect, however, does he suggest the military man. It is in active civil life that men get his broad air of importance, his dignified expectation of deference, his determinate mouth disarmed and refined since the hour of his success by the withdrawal of opposition and the concession of comfort and precedence and power. He is more than a highly respectable man: he is marked out as a president of highly respectahle men, a chairman among directors, an alderman among councillors, a mayor among aldermen. Four tufts of iron- grey hair, which will soon be as white as isinglass, and are in other respects not at all unlike it, grow in two symmetrical pairs above his ears and at the angles of his spreading jaws. Hewears a black frock coat, a white waistcoat (it is bright spring weather), and trousers, neither hlack n...
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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Highly recommended

    This is George Bernard Shaw at his finest. With great sophisticated humor it clearly analysis societies "bunkeries" [Yes, I made up that word]. It is very much worth the reading.

    The particular copy that I received did not contain the "Handbook for Revolutionaries" that typically accompanies the main book. I consider this a significant failing.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    What is this????

    It is what crap. He does not even look like superman!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    To below

    WHAT???????????????????????????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Win chong! You

    Win chong you ika rawet bin po tey tey inem gout lert thou gomii aoo-den

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