Item RC0771 - George Bernard Shaw letter

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George Bernard Shaw letter

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  • 6 June 1939 (Creation)

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1 letter

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George Bernard Shaw, playwright, was born on 26 July 1856 in Dublin, Ireland and educated at the Wesley Connexional School. He began his writing career as a novelist. His first play, Arms and the Man, was produced in 1894. He went on to become a prolific playwright and the chief dramatist of the twentieth century in the English language. He died at his home, Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, on 2 November 1950.

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Letter to Rachel Mahaffy written by Bernard Shaw, 6 June 1939.

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