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Pygmalion
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Book Jungle
Publication date February 28, 2009
Pages 148
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781438509624
ISBN-10 1438509626
Dimensions 0.50 by 7.50 by 9 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $12.45
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: My Fair Lady has been a favorite movie for generations. The story of Eliza and Henry Higgins was first told in Shaw's book Pygmalion. George Bernard was born in Dublin in 1856. Before becoming a playwright he wrote music and literary criticism. Shaw used his writing to attack social problems such as education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. Shaw was particularly conscious of the exploitation of the working class. Shaw was the only person to win a Nobel Prize in Literature and an Oscar for the play Pygmalion. The word Pygmalion refers to in ancient Greek mythology where a sculptor fell in love with his statue. In Pygmalion Professor Henry Higgins, a speech teacher, transforms a Cockney flower girl into an elegant woman with regal bearing. As in all good stories Eliza and Henry eventually work through their differences and fall in love.

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