A Bernard Shaw chronology by Anthony Matthews Gibbs

By Anthony Matthews Gibbs

A.M. Gibbs presents a accomplished account of the lifestyles, profession and institutions of 1 of the main major and influential literary figures of the trendy age. Drawing on a variety of released and unpublished fabric, the paintings goals to throw new gentle at the complicated cloth of Shaw's occupation as playwright, novelist, orator, political activist, social commentator, avant garde philosopher and controversialist. photos of Shaw's everyday life, and of his tangled amorous affairs, flirtations and friendships, are intertwined with the documents of his effective occupation as a public determine and artistic author, in a completely documented research that's either a scholarly source and a biographical portrait. An introductory bankruptcy explores theoretical concerns in biography raised by means of the chronology shape; and a bankruptcy on Shaw's ancestry and relatives provides new proof approximately his Irish history. A "Who's Who" part includes thumbnail sketches of over two hundred contemporaries of Shaw who had major institutions with him.

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9 October 1885), the husband of George Carr Shaw’s sister, Emily. The marriage was witnessed by the bride’s father, W. B. Gurly and Geo. H. 19 According to GBS, who is the only source of information about the matter, the honeymoon was spent at Liverpool. Shaw’s account of his parents’ marriage, the honeymoon and their subsequent relationship is highly suspect. He represents the marriage as having instantly proved to be a disastrous failure, ruined from the outset by his father’s drinking habits and lack of success in business.

CL1: 31] The Edison Telephone Company having merged with its rival, Bell Telephone, gives its employees a month’s notice. Shaw declines the offer of reinstatement in the newly formed United Telephone Company. [CL1: 25; Erv 67; Rat 35] Shaw submits an essay ‘Exhausted Arts’ and a review of Henry Irving’s production of The Merchant of Venice to John Morley at the Pall Mall Gazette. [CL1: 31] Morley returns Shaw’s two articles, finding them ‘not quite suitable for this paper’. He recommends that Shaw get out of journalism, ‘a most precarious, dependent, and unsatisfactory profession’ for all but the very few who have ‘the knack’.

Com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-25 This page intentionally left blank 1814 1821 August 17 (Fri) Sir Robert Shaw created 1st Baronet of Bushy Park during George IV’s visit to Ireland. 1828 March 20 (Thu) Henrik Ibsen born in Skien, Norway. 1830 Presumed year of birth of George John (later ‘Vandeleur’) Lee, musical entrepreneur, conductor and theorist, who became closely associated with the Shaw family. [O’D 20; SCG 50–1] October 6 (Wed) Birth of Shaw’s mother, Lucinda Elizabeth (‘Bessie’) Gurly, eldest child of Walter Bagnall Gurly by his first marriage.

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