About the Book/Author
Year Published – 1912
Before WWI, during the early spread of socialist values in Europe.
Shaw was the son of an unsuccessful Irish merchant
Moved to London in 1876
Had a background in economics and politics, Shaw’s writing has principles of socialism.
Received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925.
In 1950, Shaw fell off a ladder while trimming a tree anddied at age 94.
Founded the Fabian Society (socialist politicalorganization formed to transform Britain througheducation into a socialist state)