Webbs on the Web bibliography

Bernard Shaw and the Webbs

Shaw, George Bernard and Webb, Beatrice and Webb, Sidney (2002) Bernard Shaw and the Webbs. Selected correspondence of Bernard Shaw, 5 . University of Toronto Press, Toronto. ISBN 080204123X 9780802041234

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"Bernard Shaw was twenty-four and Sidney Webb twenty-one when they met in October 1880 at a gathering of a debating club called the Zetetical Society. Having sympathetic interests, both men decided, after some personal and joint exploration, to devote their lives to improving the human condition. This collection of 140 annotated letters, 74 of which have never before been published, documents the subsequent friendship and collaboration shared by Shaw, Webb, and Webb's wife, Beatrice, throughout their lives." "The letters, written between 1883 and 1946, discuss the founding of the Fabian Society, the British Labour Party, the London School of Economics, and the New Statesman through the Boer, First, and Second World Wars. Fully annotated with headnotes and footnotes, the letters in this collection will expand the general view of Shaw the dramatist to incorporate Shaw the political activist and lifelong friend of the Webbs." - Jacket. Edited by Alex C. Michalos and Deborah C. Poff.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Full text of a review of the book by Dennis R. Elkins at the link. The second muse link opens 'Letters of Shaw and the Webbs Survive Editing' by Alan Andrews.
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 12:19
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 14:53

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