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Published: 10 March 2021 (Estimated)

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780198817727

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Major Cultural Essays

George Bernard Shaw and David Kornhaber

Oxford World's Classics

  • The volume begins with George Bernard Shaw's three major cultural writings, all of them published as standalone books during Shaw's lifetime. The earliest of these is The Quintessence of Ibsenism (1891), Shaw's play-by-play disquisition on the radical philosophy that he found embedded in the works of Henrik Ibsen.
  • An introduction laying out the important place that cultural writing held in Shaw's career, from his early years as a critic and arts journalist in London to his later intermittent publications alongside his active playwriting work.
  • Provides readers with an explanation and precis for each of the volume's main essays as well as its supplementary entries and will contextualize their place within the course of Shaw's sixty-year career.
  • A Note on the Text explaining the editorial choices made in terms of volumes and editions, especially regarding the three main essays and their various published versions.
  • Select Bibliography and Explanatory Notes

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