What Do I Read Next?
Shaw wrote The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism (1927) as a political primer for women, who had just gained suffrage in Britain. Available in a 1984 reprint edition from Transaction Publishers, this book strongly advocates socialism as the best economic solution.
Shaw’s Complete Plays with Prefaces (1962), published by Dodd Mead, is a collection of all of Shaw’s dramatic works, including the famous prefaces that are so valuable to the study of Shaw and his messages.
Shaw wrote The Quintessence of Ibsenism (1890) as a tribute to the great Norwegian playwright and critic Henrik Ibsen, whose philosophy about the power of literature to instruct inspired Shaw’s career. This book was reprinted in 1994 by Dover Publications.
Henrik Ibsen greatly influenced Shaw and other dramatists of his age. A collection of Ibsen’s plays can be found in Henrik Ibsen: The Complete Major Prose Plays (1988), published by Plume Books.
Oscar Wilde is another of Britain’s greatest playwrights. Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, first produced in 1895, is arguably his best work and perhaps the most famous comedy of manners in theater history. Numerous editions are available, including a Dover Edition from 1990.