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Major Political Writings

George Bernard Shaw
Edited by Elizabeth Carolyn Miller

February 2021

ISBN: 9780198816591

352 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

A new collection of Shaw's major political writings which reflect on his long career and influential role as a public intellectual. These essays reveal significant shifts in his positions and beliefs from the Victorian era to the aftermath of World War II.

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A new collection of Shaw's major political writings which reflect on his long career and influential role as a public intellectual. These essays reveal significant shifts in his positions and beliefs from the Victorian era to the aftermath of World War II.

  • This volume assembles a broad and comprehensive canon of Shaw's political prose, identifying the major political writings from a long and varied career of engagements.
  • The volume's detailed annotations fill in the gaps to give readers a comprehensive understanding of the political, economic, and cultural waters in which writers like Shaw swam.
  • The introduction offers an overview of Shaw's career as a political writer, explaining how each of the volume's selections fits into Shaw's evolving beliefs and political engagements. It offers an appraisal of Shaw's arguments today, highlighting where he was prophetic and what he overlooked.

About the Author(s)

George Bernard Shaw

Edited by Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, University of California

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller is a Professor of English at the University of California, Davis and a specialist in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century literature of the British Empire. She is the author of Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture (Stanford UP, 2013), which was named Best Book of the Year from the North American Victorian Studies Association, and Framed: The New Woman Criminal in British Culture at the Fin de Siècle (Michigan UP, 2008). Recent editing projects include a special issue of Victorian Studies on “Climate Change and Victorian Studies,” and a co-edited collection titled Teaching William Morris (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2019). Her current book-in-progress, titled Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion, 1830s-1930s, has been supported with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:A Manifesto
    2:Jevonian Criticism of Marx
    3:Bluffing the Value Theory
    4:Economics from Fabian Essays
    5:What Socialism Is
    6:Fabian Society - What it has done and how it has done it
    7:Vote! Vote!! Vote!!!
    8:The Impossibilities of Anarchism
    9:Illusions of Socialism
    10:Women as Councillors
    11:Fabianism and the Empire
    12:Socialism for Millionaires
    13:Common Sense about the War
    14:How to Settle the Irish Question
    15:The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism
    16:Socialism: Principles and Outlook
    17:In Praise of Guy Fawkes
    18:Everybody's Political What's What
    19:The Unavoidable Subject
    Bibliography
    Note on the Text

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