Pygmalion is a play, named after the Greek mythological figure, by George Bernard Shaw, written as a satire on the British class system and the gentry.
Summary of the Book
When Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, bets that he can train a flowergirl named Eliza Doolittle, he might have bitten off more than he could chew. He teaches Eliza about behaving like a lady of high class, and becoming one of the genteels. What follows is comedy of the highest order. Written as a sharp criticism of the British class system and a romantic comedy, this is Bernard Shaw’s best-known work.
About George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, novelist, short story writer, socialist and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Shaw is also remembered for Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, and The Doctor's Dilemma.
Shaw is an acclaimed writer and is the only person to have won both a Nobel Prize in Literature and an Academy Award, which he won for his work on the 1938 film adaptation of Pygmalion.
Fine classical reading for english readers ( and well, pretty short too )
18 Jun, 2012
Words, words and solely words.
13 Apr, 2013
THIS IS WHAT I CALL FLAWLESS IN EVERY ASPECT
Certified Buyer, Midnapore
22 Aug, 2014