Proverbial Bernard Shaw, The


Uses key words to index proverbs in the works of Bernard Shaw.
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Uses key words to index proverbs in the works of Bernard Shaw.
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Shaw (1856-1950) was a prolific author of book reviews, novels, plays, criticism, essays, and correspondence. Throughout his voluminous writings, proverbs occur repeatedly. This volume is a comprehensive index to proverbs in Shaw's writings. Introductory material discusses Shaw's use of proverbs, and the bulk of the volume is a key-word listing of proverbs in Shaw's works. Index entries cite the page numbers of Shaw's works in which the proverbs appear. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Meet the Author

GEORGE B. BRYAN is Professor of Theatre at the University of Vermont.

WOLFGANG MIEDER is Professor of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont. His many books include A Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992), Proverbs are Never out of Season (1993), The Proverbial Winston S. Churchill (Greenwood, 1995), The Politics of Proverbs (1997), and numerous others. He is also the editor of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship.

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How to Use This Book

Bernard Shaw and the Proverb

Shaw Editions Consulted

Key-word Index to Bernard Shaw's Proverbs, Proverbial Expressions, and Proverbial Comparisons




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