Bernard Shaw: The One-Volume Definitive Edition

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 9, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 833 pages
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"We regard Mr. Holroyd with awe, as a prodigy among biographers."—The New York Times Book Review

In a single-volume format, Michael Holroyd's masterpiece of a biography offers new verve and pace; Shaw's world is more dramatically revealed as Holroyd counterpoints the private and public Shaw with inimitable insight and scholarship.

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Bernard Shaw: the one-volume definitive edition

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George Bernard Shaw was both an extraordinary man and an extraordinary playwright, living for almost a full century (1856-1950). Such longevity and talent justify the four-volume biography that ... Read full review


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Marking Time Chapter II
Chapter III
Candidamania Chapter VI
Chapter VII1 St Pancras Vestryman
Boer War Manoeuvres Chapter VIII 1 Some Unexpected Characters
The Recruiting Officer
Chapter XV
Chapter XVI
Chapter XVII
Prefaces to Death
Chapter XVIII
Spontaneous Resurrection

Chapter X
Chapter XI
Chapter XII
Chapter XIII
Chapter XIX

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About the author (2012)

Michael Holroyd has written celebrated biographies of Hugh Kingsmill, Augustus John, and Bernard Shaw, as well as the acclaimed Basil Street Blues and Mosaic. He lives in London with his wife.

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