×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

An Unsocial Socialist
     

An Unsocial Socialist

2.0 1
by George Bernard Shaw
 

See All Formats & Editions

Classic novel, first published in 1887, According to Wikipedia: "George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 - 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama,

Overview

Classic novel, first published in 1887, According to Wikipedia: "George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 - 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his writings deal sternly with prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy to make their stark themes more palatable. Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. He was most angered by what he perceived as the exploitation of the working class, and most of his writings censure that abuse. An ardent socialist, Shaw wrote many brochures and speeches for the Fabian Society. He became an accomplished orator in the furtherance of its causes, which included gaining equal rights for men and women, alleviating abuses of the working class, rescinding private ownership of productive land, and promoting healthy lifestyles... He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (adaption of his play of the same name), respectively."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412171304
Publisher:
eBooksLib
Publication date:
04/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
345 KB

Meet the Author

George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin in 1856, moving to London in 1876. His other written novels were IMMATURITY, THE IRRATIONAL KNOT, LOVE AMONG THE ARTISTS and CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION. In 1925 Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He refused a peerage and the Order of Merit from the first Labour Government. He died in 1950.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

An Unsocial Socialist (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Lauren Stroyeck More than 1 year ago
Satirical tale of nineteeth century British style full of witty banter. Slow in some parts but still amusing and thought provoking.