Chatto & Windus, 1988, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic
1.0 kg; VIII, 488 pages, including biographical note and acknowledgements, and index, and 32 pages of black-and-white photographs. Illustrated endpages, Photographic illustrated dust jacket. Previous owner's name on verso of front endpage, minor handling marks to the edges of the text block. . As the opening volume of this masterly biography makes clear, Shaw's invention of this monumental figure was a paradoxical method of concealment and his way of coming to terms with the world that had abandoned him in childhood. The Mephistophelean Irishman brought to the creation of "GBS" the same vitality and delight that he devoted to his plays and to his innumerable causes, from the rights of women to the promotion of "hygienic" dress. -- front fold over blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Biography; ISBN: 0701133325. ISBN/EAN: 9780701133320. Inventory No: 0213457.