Pygmalion : a Romance in Five Acts, Paperback

Pygmalion : a Romance in Five Acts Paperback



Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914.

A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views.

In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, chronology
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780141439501



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