Fabian Essays in Socialism

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George Bernard Shaw
Cosimo, Inc., Dec 1, 2006 - 284 pages
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Britain's Fabian Society was founded in 1884 to promote non-Marxist evolutionary socialism, and later laid the foundations for the nation's Labour Party. These educational essays, adapted from a series of lectures delivered in 1889 and published the following year, serve not only as an introductory course in democratic applications of socialism but also as a primer in the history of modern British politics. Essays include. . George Bernard Shaw on the economic basis of socialism, and transitioning to social democracy . Sidney Webb on the history of socialism in England . William Clarke on the capitalist roots of socialism . Sydney Oliver on morality and socialism . Graham Wallas on property, wealth, and debt under socialism . Annie Besant on the workings of industry in a socialist system . Hubert Bland on the future of modern socialism.
 

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Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.

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