Cashel Byron's Profession by George Bernard Shaw

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Follow Cashel Byron, a world champion prizefighter, as he tries to woo wealthy aristocrat Lydia Carew without revealing his illegal profession. The work fairly bristles with wit from beginning to end, but the utmost good sense lies at the bottom of the story.
 

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Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.
 
Published May 31, 1979 by Penguin Books. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Shaw uses the book to promote his political views and also his strongly-held views on animal rights, as seen in a passage where Cashel is justifying his career by stating that prizefighting is much more honourable than baking dogs in ovens (a reference to vivisection), foxhunting and pigeon shoot...

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