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The perfect Wagnerite: a commentary on the Niblung's ring 40 editions

Cover of: The perfect Wagnerite by George Bernard Shaw

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In reading through this German version of my book in the Manuscript of my friend Siegfried Trebitsch, I was struck by the inadequacy of the merely negative explanation given by me of the irrelevance of Night Falls On The Gods to the general philosophic scheme of The Ring.

That explanation is correct as far as it goes; but, put as I put it, it now seems to me to suggest that the operatic character of Night Falls On The Gods was the result of indifference or forgetfulness produced by the lapse of twenty-five years between the first projection of the work and its completion. Now it is clear that in whatever other ways Wagner may have changed, he never became careless and he never became indifferent. I have therefore inserted a new section in which I show how the revolutionary history of Western Europe from the Liberal explosion of 1848 to the confused attempt at a socialist, military, and municipal administration in Paris in 1871 (that is to say, from the beginning of The Niblung's Ring by Wagner to the long-delayed completion of Night Falls On The Gods), demonstrated practically that the passing away of the present order was going to be a much more complicated business than it appears in Wagner's Siegfried. I have therefore interpolated a new chapter which will perhaps induce some readers of the original English text to read the book again in German.
added by George.

40 editions First published in 1896

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1896, H.S. Stone
The perfect Wagnerite
in English
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1898, Grant Richards
The perfect Wagnerite
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1898, G. Richards
The perfect Wagnerite
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1899, H.S. Stone
The p erfect Wagnerite
in English
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1902, G. Richards
The perfect Wagnerite
in English - 2d ed.
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1902, Constable
The perfect Wagnerite
in English - 2nd ed.
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1904, H.S. Stone
The perfect Wagnerite
in English
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1908, S. Fischer
Ein Wagnerbrevier
Microform in German
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1909, Brentano's
The perfect Wagnerite
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1909, Brentano's
The perfect Wagnerite
in English
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1912, Constable
The perfect Wagnerite
- [2nd ed.].
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1913, Constable
The perfect Wagnerite
in English - [3d ed.]
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1916, Brentano's
The perfect Wagnerite
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1916, Brentano's
The perfect Wagnerite
in English - 2nd ed.
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1923, Constable
The perfect Wagnerite
in English - 4th ed.
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1923, Constable
The perfect Wagnerite
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1926, Constable
The perfect Wagnerite
in English - [4th ed.]
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1926, Brentano's
The perfect Wagnerite
in English
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1929, Constable & Co.
The perfect Wagnerite
in English - [4th ed].
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1929, Constable
The perfect Wagnerite
in English
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1933, Editions Montaigne
Le p arfait Wagnérien
in French
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1936, Dodd, Mead
The perfect Wagnerite
in English
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1967, Dover Publications
The Perfect Wagnerite
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1967, Dover Publications
The perfect Wagnerite
in English
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June 1, 1967, Dover Publications
The Perfect Wagnerite
Paperback in English - 4 edition
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1972, Time
The perfect Wagnerite
in English - Time-Life Records special ed.
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1972, TIME-LIFE
Perfect Wagnerite
Hardcover
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1972, Time
The perfect Wagnerite
in English - Time-Life Records special ed.
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March 1978, Peter Smith Pub Inc
Perfect Wagnerite
Hardcover in English
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January 2001, Library Reprints
The Perfect Wagnerite
Hardcover in English - 3 ed edition
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September 2002, IndyPublish.com
The Perfect Wagnerite
Paperback in English
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September 2002, IndyPublish.com
The Perfect Wagnerite
Hardcover in English
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November 30, 2003, Wildside Press
The Perfect Wagnerite
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2004, 1st World Library
The Perfect Wagnerite
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September 30, 2004, 1st World Library
The Perfect Wagnerite
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June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
The Perfect Wagnerite
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October 2005, 1st World Library
The Perfect Wagnerite
Hardcover in English
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2005, eBooksLib
The Perfect Wagnerite
E-book in English
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2006, 1st World Library
The Perfect Wagnerite
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October 19, 2007, Dodo Press
The Perfect Wagnerite
Paperback in English

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