“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it": Finely bound collection of selected plays of George Bernard Shaw
Selected Plays of George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw, George Bernard.$250.00
Item Number: 96087
New York: Penguin Books, 1946.
Finely bound collection of selected plays of George Bernard Shaw. Small octavo, bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, black morocco spine label, raised bands, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Bookplate to the front free endpaper.
The leading playwright of his generation, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote more than sixty plays throughout his lifetime including Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). His works incorporated contemporary satire and historical allegory and he has regularly been rated as second only to Shakespeare among British dramatists.