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Pygmalion (AmazonClassics Edition) by [Shaw, George Bernard]
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Pygmalion (AmazonClassics Edition) Kindle Edition

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Drama in four acts by Henrik Ibsen, published in 1890 and produced the following year. The work reveals Hedda Gabler as a selfish, cynical woman bored by her marriage to the scholar Jorgen Tesman. Her father's pair of pistols provide intermittent diversion, as do the attentions of the ne'er-do-well Judge Brack. When Thea Elvestad, a longtime acquaintance of Hedda's, reveals that she has left her husband for the writer Ejlert Lovborg, who once pursued Hedda, the latter becomes vengeful. Learning that Ejlert has forsworn liquor, Hedda first steers him to a rowdy gathering at Brack's and subsequently burns the reputedly brilliant manuscript that he loses there while drunk. Witnessing his desperation, she sends him one of the pistols and he shoots himself. Brack deduces Hedda's complicity and demands that she become his mistress in exchange for his silence about the matter. Instead, she ends her ennui with the remaining pistol. The work is remarkable for its nonjudgmental depiction of an immoral, destructive character, one of the most vividly realized women in dramatic literature. --The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 824 KB
  • Print Length: 115 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1406561568
  • Publisher: AmazonClassics (24 April 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07846GW4J
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #136,924 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 starsEliza shines here vs My Fair Lady
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5.0 out of 5 starsTruly a loverly classic!
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4.0 out of 5 starsI don't quite consider this play a "comedy"
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4.0 out of 5 starsGood play, somewhat wonky formatting
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5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the classics and my favorite plays! The story is timeless and shows us ...
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