The Intelligent Woman's Guide

The Intelligent Woman's Guide

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The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism, and Fascism

As a lifelong socialist, Shaw believed that economic inequality was a poison destroying every aspect of human life, perverting family affections and the relations between the sexes. According to him, all British institutions were "corrupted at the root by pecuniary interest" - and idealism, integrity and any piecemeal attempts at political reform were futile in the face of the gross injustice built into the Empire's economic system.

Begun in 1924 - the year of the British Labour Party's first period of office under Ramsay MacDonald (who hailed it as "the world's most important book since the Bible") - and first published in 1928, The Intelligent Woman's Guide draws on Shaw's decades of activism and remains a brilliant, thoughtprovoking classic of political propaganda.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 38.1mm | 428g
  • Alma Classics
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1847493335
  • 9781847493330
  • 435,325

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The playwright's passionate and indignant guide for women, which tells how social injustice destroys lives, suddenly looks remarkably fresh. -- Polly Toynbee * The Guardian * He did his best in redressing the fateful unbalance between truth and reality, in lifting mankind to a higher rung of social maturity. He often pointed a scornful finger at human frailty, but his jests were never at the expense of humanity. -- Thomas Mann He was a Tolstoy with jokes, a modern Dr Johnson, a universal genius who on his own modest reckoning put even Shakespeare in the shade. * The Independent *
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About Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) a Nobel Prizewinning Irish playwright and critic, as well as an ardent socialist and tireless activist for the working class.
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