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By Anthony Matthews Gibbs

ISBN-10: 033363327X

ISBN-13: 9780333633274

A.M. Gibbs presents a accomplished account of the existence, profession and institutions of 1 of the main major and influential literary figures of the trendy age. Drawing on quite a lot of released and unpublished fabric, the paintings goals to throw new mild at the complicated cloth of Shaw's profession as playwright, novelist, orator, political activist, social commentator, avant garde philosopher and controversialist. pictures of Shaw's lifestyle, and of his tangled amorous affairs, flirtations and friendships, are intertwined with the files of his efficient profession as a public determine and artistic author, in a completely documented learn that is either a scholarly source and a biographical portrait. An introductory bankruptcy explores theoretical concerns in biography raised via the chronology shape; and a bankruptcy on Shaw's ancestry and kin offers new proof approximately his Irish historical past. A "Who's Who" part includes thumbnail sketches of over two hundred contemporaries of Shaw who had major institutions with him.

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6 Shaw sends Immaturity to Chapman & Hall. They reject it – according to St John Ervine on the curt advice, ‘No’, of novelist George Meredith as their reader. [D1: 31; Erv 64] c. 18 The Edison Telephone Company promotes Shaw to Head of the Way-Leave Department at a salary of £80 per year plus commissions. M. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-25 should get out of journalism. In October, Shaw joins the Zetetical Society and begins his colourful career as a public speaker.

239; CL1: 133; O’D 15; SCG 19; Ross 54; Erv 14] George Carr Shaw enters a partnership with George Clibborn in a corn trading business, with offices at 67 & 68 Jervis Street, Dublin. George Carr had sold his pension to Joseph Henry O’Brien, who was associated with McMullen, Shaw & Co. and had a separate flour business, for the sum of £500. [BL MS Add 50710A; BL MS Add 50509; CL1: 133; SCG 23; O’D 9; Ross 61] 1853–7 Construction of the great circular reading room at the British Museum, a favourite haunt of Shaw during his early London days.

9 October 1885), the husband of George Carr Shaw’s sister, Emily. The marriage was witnessed by the bride’s father, W. B. Gurly and Geo. H. 19 According to GBS, who is the only source of information about the matter, the honeymoon was spent at Liverpool. Shaw’s account of his parents’ marriage, the honeymoon and their subsequent relationship is highly suspect. He represents the marriage as having instantly proved to be a disastrous failure, ruined from the outset by his father’s drinking habits and lack of success in business.

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