Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804470114
Paperback with flaps • 88pp • £6.99
110 mm x 178 mm
18 October 2022
Territory: World English

Wit and Acid

Sharp Lines from the plays of George Bernard Shaw, Volume I

George Bernard Shaw

Selected by Simon Mundy

Paperback with flaps


ISBN: 9781804470114




‘If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.’

One of the most prolific and respected playwrights of the twentieth century, Bernard Shaw’s legacy shows no signs of waning, and his beautifully written plays, laced with wry wit and invective alike, have seen countless performances over the years, their finest lines paraded in literary conversation and review.

Meticulously selected by Simon Mundy, the Wit and Acid series collects the sharpest lines from Shaw’s oeuvre in small neat volumes, allowing the reader to sample some of the very best barbs and one-liners the twentieth century has to offer, and this, the first volume, covers lines from the great writer’s works published before 1911.

With an introduction by Simon Mundy, a poet, novelist, trenchant music critic and occasional playwright.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) was Nobel Prize-winning writer, political activist and critic. One of the most important writers of the twentieth century, he has been described as ‘second only to Shakespeare in the British theatrical tradition’. Although he wrote over sixty plays, he is best remembered today for Man and Superman, Pygmalion and Saint Joan.

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