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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy 73 editions

Cover of: Man and superman | 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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Man and Superman: A Comedy and a Philosophy
September 15, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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al-Insan wa-al-Insan al-Kamel
2007, Dar al-Bihar
in Arabic
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Man and Superman (Dodo Press)
October 19, 2007, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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Man and Superman (Large Print Edition): A Comedy and a Philosophy
September 15, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Man and Superman
January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
Paperback in English
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Man and Superman
September 11, 2007, IndyPublish
Paperback in English
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Man And Superman
August 31, 2006, Echo Library
Paperback in English
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Man and Superman
2006, 1st World Library
E-book in English
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Man and Superman
2005, eBooksLib
E-book in English
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Man And Superman
October 2005, 1st World Library
Hardcover in English
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Man And Superman: A Comedy and a Philosophy
September 30, 2004, 1st World Library
Paperback in English
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Man and Superman
2004, 1st World Library
Perfect Paperback in English
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Man and Superman
July 2002, IndyPublish.com
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Man and Superman
July 2002, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Man and Superman
January 5, 1998, Random House Audio
Audio cassette in English
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Man and Superman
November 1990, Airmont Pub Co
Paperback
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Man and Superman : A Comedy and a Philosophy
January 18, 1989, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
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Mensch und Übermensch: mit dem Brief an Arthur Walkey
1984, Suhrkamp
in German - 1. Aufl. --
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Mensch und Übermensch.
1972, Suhrkamp
in German
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1972, Penguin
in English
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Man and superman
1968, Longmans, Green & Co
in English - 4th impression.
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1968, Blackwell
in English
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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy
1967, Bantam Books
in English
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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy
1967, Penguin Books
in English
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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy
1964, Penguin Books
in English
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1963, Penguin Books
in English
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1962, Heritage Press
in English
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Man and superman: [a comedy and a philosophy]
1962, Limited Editions Club
in English
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Man and superman: [a comedy and a philosophy
1962, Heritage Press
in English
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Man and superman
1962, Heritage Press
in English
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Uomo e superuomo
1957, Arnoldo Mondadori
in Italian
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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy
1957, Penguin Books
in English
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1956, Longmans, Green
in English
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Man and Superman: A Comedy and Philosophy (Penguin Plays Ser.)
June 30, 1950, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
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Man and Superman
June 1950, Amereon Limited
Hardcover in English
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Man and superman.
1948, Dodd, Mead
in English
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1948, Dodd, Mead
in English
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1946, Penguin
in English
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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy.
1936, Constable
in English - [Standard ed.]
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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy
1931, Constable
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1930, Constable
in English
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Man and superman
1930, Constable
in English
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Man and superman
1930, W.H. Wise
in English - Ayot St. Lawrence ed.
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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy
1913, Constable
in English - Popular ed.
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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy
1913, Bernhard Tauchnitz
in English - Copyright ed.
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1903, Constable
in English
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Man and superman: a comedy and a philosophy
1903, Archibald Constable
Microform in English
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