The Inca of Perusalem, Augustus Does His Bit, and Annajanska, the Bolsheik Empress

The Inca of Perusalem, Augustus Does His Bit, and Annajanska, the Bolsheik Empress

by George Bernard Shaw
     
 
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) is revered as one of the great British dramatists, credited not only with memorable works, but the revival of the then-suffering English theatre. Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland, left mostly to his own devices after his mother ran off to London to pursue a musical career. He educated himself for the most part, and eventually worked for

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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) is revered as one of the great British dramatists, credited not only with memorable works, but the revival of the then-suffering English theatre. Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland, left mostly to his own devices after his mother ran off to London to pursue a musical career. He educated himself for the most part, and eventually worked for a real estate agent. This experience founded in him a concern for social injustices, seeing poverty and general unfairness afoot, and would go on to address this in many of his works. In 1876, Shaw joined his mother in London where he would finally attain literary success, and went on to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925. He used the stage to deliver messages to his audiences in the hope of bettering society. Shaw's vision was not just to reconcile issues within his society, but to encourage mankind to strive for a sort of perfection close to divinity. He did not ask questions about the present, but envisioned an alternate reality altogether. Contained in this volume are three of Shaw's lesser known works: "The Inca of Perusalem", "Augustus Does His Bit", and "Annajanska, the Bolsheik Empress".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596258006
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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