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  • Published: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141195070
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 122
  • RRP: $12.99

Pygmalion: Popular Penguins



A barbed attack on the British class system, Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own.

  • Published: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141195070
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 122
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was one of the greatest 20th Century dramatists. He wrote over 60 plays, including Arms and the Man (1894), Man and Superman (1903), Pygmalion (1912-13) and Saint Joan (1923). In addition, he also authored five novels and two collections of short stories. He is the only person to have been honoured with both a Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938, for Pygmalion). Shaw was offered a knighthood, but turned it down, as he refused most awards. He died in 1950, aged 94.

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