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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy 73 editions

Cover of: Man and superman by George Bernard Shaw
About the Book

From the book:My dear Walkley: You once asked me why I did not write a Don Juan play. The levity with which you assumed this frightful responsibility has probably by this time enabled you to forget it; but the day of reckoning has arrived: here is your play! I say your play, because qui facit per alium facit per se. Its profits, like its labor, belong to me: its morals, its manners, its philosophy, its influence on the young, are for you to justify. You were of mature age when you made the suggestion; and you knew your man. It is hardly fifteen years since, as twin pioneers of the New Journalism of that time, we two, cradled in the same new sheets, made an epoch in the criticism of the theatre and the opera house by making it a pretext for a propaganda of our own views of life. So you cannot plead ignorance of the character of the force you set in motion. Yon meant me to epater le bourgeois; and if he protests, I hereby refer him to you as the accountable party. I warn you that if you attempt to repudiate your responsibility, I shall suspect you of finding the play too decorous for your taste. The fifteen years have made me older and graver. In you I can detect no such becoming change. Your levities and audacities are like the loves and comforts prayed for by Desdemona: they increase, even as your days do grow. No mere pioneering journal dares meddle with them now: the stately Times itself is alone sufficiently above suspicion to act as your chaperone; and even the Times must sometimes thank its stars that new plays are not produced every day, since after each such event its gravity is compromised, its platitude turned to epigram, its portentousness to wit, its propriety to elegance, and even its decorum into naughtiness by criticisms which the traditions of the paper do not allow you to sign at the end, but which you take care to sign with the most extravagant flourishes between the lines. I am not sure that this is not a portent of Revolution. In eighteenth century France the end was at hand when men bought the Encyclopedia and found Diderot there. When I buy the Times and find you there, my prophetic ear catches a rattle of twentieth century tumbrils.

73 editions First published in 1903

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1903, Archibald Constable
Man and superman
Microform in English
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1903, Constable
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1903, Brentano's
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1903, A. Constable
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1904, Bretano's
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in English
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1905, Brentano's
Man and superman
in English
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1907, S. Fischer
Mensch und Übermensch
in German - 2. Aufl.
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1909, A. Constable
Man and superman
in English
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1911, Constable
Man and superman
in English
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1911, Brentano's
Man and superman
in English
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1913, Bernhard Tauchnitz
Man and superman
in English - Copyright ed.
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1913, Constable
Man and superman
in English - Popular ed.
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1914, Brentano's
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1918, Brentano's
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1920, Brentano's
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1922, Constable
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1926, Constable
Man and superman
in English - Pocket ed.
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1928, Constable
Man and superman
in English
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1930, W.H. Wise
Man and superman
in English - Ayot St. Lawrence ed.
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1930, Constable
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1930, Constable
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in English
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1931, Constable
Man and superman
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1936, Constable
Man and superman
in English - [Standard ed.]
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1939, Dodd, Mead
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1939, Dodd, Mead
Man and superman
in English
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1946, Penguin
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1946, Penguin
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in English
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1946, Penguin
Man and superman
in English
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1947, Nafīs Akaiḍīmī
Nuktah cīn̲ hai g̲h̲am-i dil
Microform in Urdu
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1948, Dodd, Mead
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in English
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1948, Dodd, Mead
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in English
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June 1950, Amereon Limited
Man and Superman
Hardcover in English
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June 30, 1950, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Man and Superman
in English
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1954, Herbert Mushel
Man and Superman
in English
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1956, Longmans, Green
Man and superman
in English
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1956, Longmans, Green
Man and superman
in English
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1956, Longman
Man and superman
in English
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1957, Penguin Books
Man and superman
in English
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1957, Penguin
Man and superman
in English
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1957, Arnoldo Mondadori
Uomo e superuomo
in Italian
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1959, Bantam Books
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1962, Heritage Press
Man and superman
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1962, Heritage Press
Man and superman
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1962, Limited Editions Club
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1962, Heritage Press
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1963, Penguin Books
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1964, Penguin Books
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in English
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1967, Penguin Books
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in English
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1967, Bantam Books
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in English
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1968, Blackwell
Man and Superman.
in English
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1968, Longmans, Green & Co
Man and superman
in English - 4th impression.
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1972, Penguin
Man and superman.
in English
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1972, Suhrkamp
Mensch und Übermensch.
in German
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1984, Suhrkamp
Mensch und Übermensch
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January 18, 1989, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Man and Superman
in English
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November 1990, Airmont Pub Co
Man and Superman
Paperback
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January 5, 1998, Random House Audio
Man and Superman
Audio cassette in English
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2000, Penguin
Man and Superman
in English
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July 2002, IndyPublish.com
Man and Superman
Paperback in English
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July 2002, IndyPublish.com
Man and Superman
Hardcover in English
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2004, 1st World Library
Man and Superman
Perfect Paperback in English
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September 30, 2004, 1st World Library
Man And Superman
Paperback in English
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October 2005, 1st World Library
Man And Superman
Hardcover in English
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2005, eBooksLib
Man and Superman
E-book in English
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2006, 1st World Library
Man and Superman
E-book in English
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August 31, 2006, Echo Library
Man And Superman
Paperback in English
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September 11, 2007, IndyPublish
Man and Superman
Paperback in English
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January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
Man and Superman
Paperback in English
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September 15, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Man and Superman (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English
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October 19, 2007, Dodo Press
Man and Superman (Dodo Press)
Paperback in English
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2007, Dar al-Bihar
al-Insan wa-al-Insan al-Kamel
in Arabic
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September 15, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Man and Superman
Paperback in English

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December 1, 2014 Edited by rajan makwana Added new cover
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