An Unsocial Socialist

An Unsocial Socialist

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by George Bernard Shaw
     
 

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The tale begins with a humorous description of student antics at a girl's school then changes focus to a seemingly uncouth laborer who, it soon develops, is really a wealthy gentleman in hiding from his overly affectionate wife. He needs the freedom gained by matrimonial truancy to promote the socialistic cause, to which he is an active convert. Once the subject of

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The tale begins with a humorous description of student antics at a girl's school then changes focus to a seemingly uncouth laborer who, it soon develops, is really a wealthy gentleman in hiding from his overly affectionate wife. He needs the freedom gained by matrimonial truancy to promote the socialistic cause, to which he is an active convert. Once the subject of socialism emerges, it dominates the story, allowing only space enough in the final chapters to excoriate the idle upper class and allow the erstwhile schoolgirls, in their earliest maturity, to marry suitably.

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ISBN-13:
9781604501988
Publisher:
Arc Manor
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.42(d)

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.

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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.