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Easton Press "Pygmalion And Candida" George Bernard Shaw, Leather Bound Limited Edition (Very Fine)
Easton Press "Pygmalion And Candida" George Bernard Shaw, Leather Bound Limited Edition (Very Fine)


 
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Publisher: Easton Press 1974
Binding: Leather Bound
Edition: Limited Edition
Dimensions: Very Fine

Stock Status:In Stock

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Product Code: EP5038

Description
 
Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 1974. Pygmalion And Candida by George Bernard Shaw. Leather bound collector's edition. Includes collector's notes.

Condition: Very Fine. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps inside the book. See photos. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Tight binding, most likely an unread book.


About the book:

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1912. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence.

Candida, a comedy by George Bernard Shaw, was written in 1894 and first published in 1898, as part of his Plays Pleasant. The central characters are clergyman James Morell, his wife Candida and a youthful poet, Eugene Marchbanks, who tries to win Candida's affections. The play questions Victorian notions of love and marriage, asking what a woman really desires from her husband. The cleric is a Christian Socialist, allowing Shaw-himself a Fabian Socialist-to weave political issues, current at the time, into the story.


Features
Contains all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations


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