A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including minor scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. The name of previous owner is written in pen on the inside of the front cover. All pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.
"'Yes, you squashed cabbage leaf . . . you incarnate insult to the English language: I could pass you off as the Queen of Sheba'
Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own.
With an Introduction by NICHOLAS GRENE"
Paperback | 144 pages
129 x 198 x 8mm | 112g
04 Feb 2003
Penguin Books Ltd
London, United Kingdom