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SHAW (GEORGE BERNARD) Man and Superman: a Comedy and a Philosophy
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Man and Superman: a Comedy and a Philosophy, first edition, PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR inscribed "to Sidney and Beatrice Webb, from G. Bernard Shaw, Strachur Aug. 1903", ownership inscription of Beatrice Webb, publisher's cloth, lightly soiled and rubbed, hinges cracking, 8vo, Archibald Constable, 1903


  • Shaw first met Sidney Webb at a meeting of the Zetetical Society in 1879, and in 1889 edited Fabian Essays in Socialism, which included an essay by Webb. It was through that essay that Webb first attracted the attention of Beatrice Potter, and the three would continue to be linked by Fabian politics. Man and Superman is a comedy of manners in which Ann Whitefield pursues John Tanner, a social philosopher and socialist propagandist.
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