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Dear Mr Shaw

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Product description

Selections from Bernard Shaw's postbag - with an introduction by Michael Holroyd.

An illustrated volume of letters from around the globe (plus one from beyond the grave), written to George Bernard Shaw together with his witty and unpredictable replies.
George Bernard Shaw calculated that he could have written about twenty more plays in the time expended on the quarter of a million letters and cards he sent in reply to those who wrote to him. At one stage he was receiving up to three proposals of marriage a week and included here are mutual declarations of love exchanged with Virginia Woolf and a final letter to one long-standing correspondent: "Dear Elsie, Seek younger friends; I am extinct. G.B. Shaw".
He declared "I have become the father confessor of the whole world", and this compilation indicates the wide range of topics on which he was requested to advise. To one aspirant author, W.H. Davis, he ensured the success of "Autobiography of a Super-Tramp", but to another he responded "Who would want to read your rubbish after my preface?" A great number of letters demanded attention to troubles great and small, serious and ridiculous, from the plea for a new doggie (agreed) to the offer of lunch at Chequers and a knighthood (declined).

Hardback, in generally good condition, though some damage to centre of fron board, and dust wrapper is price clipped.

Item details

Author(s):
Vivian Elliot editor
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747500959
ISBN-13:
9780747500957
Number of pages:
376
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Dear Mr Shaw

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Selections from Bernard Shaw's postbag - with an introduction by Michael Holroyd.

An illustrated volume of letters from around the globe (plus one from beyond the grave), written to George Bernard Shaw together with his witty and unpredictable replies.
George Bernard Shaw calculated that he could have written about twenty more plays in the time expended on the quarter of a million letters and cards he sent in reply to those who wrote to him. At one stage he was receiving up to three proposals of marriage a week and included here are mutual declarations of love exchanged with Virginia Woolf and a final letter to one long-standing correspondent: "Dear Elsie, Seek younger friends; I am extinct. G.B. Shaw".
He declared "I have become the father confessor of the whole world", and this compilation indicates the wide range of topics on which he was requested to advise. To one aspirant author, W.H. Davis, he ensured the success of "Autobiography of a Super-Tramp", but to another he responded "Who would want to read your rubbish after my preface?" A great number of letters demanded attention to troubles great and small, serious and ridiculous, from the plea for a new doggie (agreed) to the offer of lunch at Chequers and a knighthood (declined).

Hardback, in generally good condition, though some damage to centre of fron board, and dust wrapper is price clipped.

Author(s):
Vivian Elliot editor
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747500959
ISBN-13:
9780747500957
Number of pages:
376
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Dear Mr Shaw

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