Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

by George Bernard Shaw
     
 

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PYGMALION is the story of Professor Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who wagers that he can turn a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into the toast of London society merely by teaching her how to speak with an upper-class accent. In the process, he becomes fond of her and attempts to direct her future, but she rejects his domineering ways and marries a

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PYGMALION is the story of Professor Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who wagers that he can turn a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into the toast of London society merely by teaching her how to speak with an upper-class accent. In the process, he becomes fond of her and attempts to direct her future, but she rejects his domineering ways and marries a young but poor man of the genteel class, Freddy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013532960
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,091,055
File size:
343 KB

Meet the Author

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright and journalist. Shaw enjoyed success both as a literary critic and playwright, but wrote several relatively unsuccessful novels early in his career. His plays, including PYGMALION, earned him considerable success. Shaw won both the Nobel Prize for Literature and an Oscar for PYGMALION, the latter for the screenplay adaptation in 1938. He remains the only person to win both awards.

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