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Book Tips - George Bernard Shaw

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1925 was awarded to George Bernard Shaw "for his work which is marked by both idealism and humanity, its stimulating satire often being infused with a singular poetic beauty".

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Arms and the Man

The The book - a Drama; so artistically employed by Mr Shaw to hammer the point home that each one of us is perpetually carrying a number of MASKS - one behind the other. It took 2 World Wars to prove that Armies march on their stomachs- howsoever stoically the fighting Generals might try to dispel this Universal truth. This book is a "must READ" for all who want to become RESPONSIBLE in life.book - a Drama; so artistically employed by Mr Shaw to hammer the point home that each one of us is perpetually carrying a number of MASKS- one behind the other. It took 2 World Wars to prove that Armies march on their stomachs- howsoever stoically the fighting Generals might try to dispel this Universal truth.This book is a "must READ" for all who want to become RESPONSIBLE in life.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
I like it because there is a blend of several themes of romance, action and also pretence.
/Sadeeq, Nigeria
I like this book because it combines true love and war and I appreciate it.
/Sadeeq, Nigeria
The greatest antiwar play ever written. Shaw truly knows how to write great humour while still conveying an important and relevant message. Its ideas on war influenced me when I could not find the words to convey my ideas.
/Hal Golson, United States

Candida

It deals with life during the end of the Victorian era; furthermore, the dramatist tended successfully to offer real life illusion in that he made a detailed moral criticism by means of discussing ideas.
/Sirin, Algeria

Cesar and Cleopatra

It's clever of him to choose a new material about Cleopatra that has not been done previous: the love story of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar in comic review and he puts Marc Anthony as a symbol for a dream man for Cleopatra in the future at the time of Caesar's returning home to Rome.
/Moataz Mohsen, Egypt

Heartbreak House

It shows the chaotic situation of the world which anticipates The Great War. People have lost their identities and betray their social roles.
/Mojtaba, Iran

Major Barbara

After reading/seeing/acting in this play, I was compelled to rethink my long-held beliefs and assumptions on capitalism, poverty, and social class. I've never before encountered a work of literature that so fundamentally shook my world view like ‘Major Barbara’ did. It's a work of great intellect and, more importantly, a work of great passion and conviction. While it's best heard and seen, it's certainly worth reading. Easily my favorite play of Shaw's and probably my favorite play written in the twentieth century.
/Matthew Travisano, United States

Pygmalion

It's very satirical and witty.
/Daniel, United States
I liked this book as it epitomises love for creation so much that the creator falls in love with his own creation ... and this does create the basis for mentoring.
/Sumona Guha, India
He was a philosopher of literature with brillant mind and achievement, thinking in his golden quotes in his plays and romances, which make him the second Shakespeare in the 20th century.
/Moataz Mohsen, Egypt

The Apple Cart

It's an excellent political play.
/Vivek.B, India

The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with Their Prefaces

Humour, wit and a profound understanding of the human condition.
/Nikhil Gavankar, India

The Man of Destiny

I like this play because of the justice of Shaw about the negative politics from France and England during their competitions for occupying the worl under their Empires (Lion Empire - England and Tiger Empire - France) at the time of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1796 during his maping for occupying Italy by defeating Austria, the occupied country in Italy. He made his critical view on Napoleon's mintality to overcome the world under his authorized by the name of French republic but he destroyed the declaration of this revolution by occupying Egypt, Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria to be King of Italy 1805 and Emperior of France in 1804 but at the end of his life he put the end of his destiny and fate by exile in (Saint Helene) from 1815 till his dead in 1821.
/Moataz Mohsen, Egypt
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