Pygmalion

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Pygmalion

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Author :   Bernard Shaw
Publisher :   Penguin Group
Published :   30/01/2003
ISBN :   9780141439501
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   122
Size (mm) :   198x129x8
Weight (g) :   112

'Yes, you squashed cabbage leaf . . . you incarnate insult to the English language: I could pass you off as the Queen of Sheba'
Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the... Read more

'Yes, you squashed cabbage leaf . . . you incarnate insult to the English language: I could pass you off as the Queen of Sheba'
Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own.
With an Introduction by NICHOLAS GRENE