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George Bernard Shaw

Narrated by: Steven Smith
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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The audiobook traces in some detail Shaw's work as a critic (puritanical opposition to Shakespeare) and as a dramatist. G K Chesterton was ideally placed to write this critical biography of the literary works and political views of George Bernard Shaw. He was a personal friend and yet an ardent opponent of Shaw's progressive socialism.

The lightness of tone and the humour of his other works are equally present in his examination of Shaw. The book presents a perceptive and far from dated critique of Shaw's philosophy and politics and through them the emerging progressive orthodoxy of the 20 century. The book represents an excellent introduction to Shaw's work and the spirit of the age in which they were created.

©2018 G.K. Chesterton (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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I *KNEW* this wasn't typical when the phrase,,,,

...."Prudes on Parade"... kicked things off. (I'd kinda-sorta figured that out on my own,)
I learned that there's "No such thing as a typical Irishman", that GBS was an "exile living in Ireland" and that GBS did NOT eat meat..(.with the famous ?? quotation that it is "disgusting to feed off dead bodies".) Silly me! I thought I was reading something closer to a biography! (And I'll find one at Audible-- or listen to everything he ever wrote!)

BUT, I Thank you, Audible, for the interesting and eye-opening experience!!!!!!