Back to Methuselah - A Metabiological Pentateuch

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Read Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Fiction - 392 pages
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Back to Methuselah is his world classic. As the original text of the five plays and the preface has also been revised, the present volume is of outstanding interest to all readers of Bernard Shaw, whether they applaud him as a lastingly influential thinker, as the foremost prose playwright in English, as a stylist in the tradition of Bunyan and Defoe and Swift, or berate him as a political gadfly - whose sting has lost none of its potency since, as a young man of twenty, he left Ireland for England as long ago as 1876.

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Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.

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