"I often quote myself," remarked George Bernard Shaw, "because it adds spice to my conversation." The playwright remains eminently quotable, combining the wit of Wilde with the ferocity of Swift and the satire of Voltaire. This comprehensive reference features the best quips and comments from Shaw's public works and private life, derived from his popular plays and critical reviews as well as his personal correspondence.
Loaded with aphorisms, paradoxes, indictments, and laughs, this volume is suitable for casual browsing as well as cover-to-cover study. The citations are arranged by topic, and a subject index provides a convenient reference. Shavian scholars will find this compilation an essential companion, and seekers of a treasury of humorous and provocative quotations need look no further.