"A. M. Gibbs provides an authoritative and comprehensive account of the life, career and associations of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), one of the most eminent and influential figures of the modern age. Drawing on a wide range of published and unpublished material, the work illuminates the complex fabric of Shaw's extraordinary career as playwright, novelist, critic, orator, political activist, social commentator, avant-garde thinker and controversialist. Images of Shaw's daily private life, and of his tangled love affairs, flirtations and friendships, are intertwined with the records of his prodigiously productive career as public figure and creative writer, in a fully documented study which is both a scholarly resource and a lively biographical portrait.". "An introductory chapter explores theoretical issues in biography raised by the chronology form, and a chapter on Shaw's ancestry and family supplies new evidence about his Irish background. A Who's Who section contains thumbnail sketches of over two hundred contemporaries of Shaw who had significant associations with him."
Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for A Bernard Shaw chronology / A.M. Gibbs. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Introduction -- Ancestry and Family -- Chronology: Part I: 1814-98 -- Chronology: Part II: 1899-1925 -- Chronology: Part III: 1926-1950 -- A Shaw Who's Who -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 Chronology, Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 Characters, Dramatists, Irish 19th century Chronology, Dramatists, Irish 20th century Chronology.