George Bernard Shaw: Man of the Century

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Contents
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PREFACE Vicissitudes of a Biographerxiii
PART I
1. The Shaw Family3
2. Childhood and Schooling: A Misspent Youth11
3. Cultural Influences in Childhood and Youth28
4. Ireland's Irreligion and Religion43
5. A False Start54
6. The London Magnet63
7. Family Life in London77
PART II
8. Flirting with Fiction93
9. The Novels Fail110
10. The Novels Succeed121
11. The Lure of the Platform: An Accidental Browningite132
12. The Shelley and Shakespeare Societies147
13. Coming to Himself in Criticism161
14. Art and Letters172
15. Music Criticism190
PART III
16. First Stirrings: Henry George and Karl Marx207
17. Fabian Essayist and Street-Corner Orator223
18. Morris and Wells: Friend and Foe243
19. Vestryman and Borough Councillor258
20. Constitutional Socialism271
21. The Volunteer Statesman286
22. The Internationalist299
23. The Search for Utopia309

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