Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue. With Sketches by C. Ricketts

London: Constable and Co. Ltd., (1924).

Price: $400.00

Hardcover. First edition thus, with illustrations by Charles Ricketts. Folio. Buckram and papercovered boards, paper spine label. Spine largely detached and partially lacking, thus a fair only copy (internally fine) lacking the dustwrapper. One of 750 copies.

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Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue. With Sketches by C. Ricketts. George Bernard SHAW, Charles Ricketts.
Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue. With Sketches by C. Ricketts

George Bernard Shaw
birth name: George Bernard Shaw
born: 7/26/1856
died: 11/2/1950
nationality: Great Britain

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Irish comic dramatist, literary critic, and socialist propagandist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature According the biographer A.M. Gibbs, (per Wikipedia) Shaw wanted to refuse his Nobel Prize outright because he had no desire for public honors. However, he accepted the prize at his wife Charlotte Payne-Townshend's behest: she considered it a tribute to Ireland. He did reject the monetary award, requesting instead that it be used to finance translation of Swedish books to English.more