Title: Pygmalion

Author: George Bernard Shaw

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 154

Rating: 4.5/5

This is the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and what happens when elocution specialist Henry Higgins decides to try to make her pass as a member of high society as a bet. It later got turned into the musical My Fair Lady, which I’ve never seen.

My edition was pretty cool because it was augmented with a whole bunch of stuff, including some of the original introductions, prefaces and postscripts that Shaw wrote to try to make sure that his story was represented in the way he wanted it to be.

I kind of think that the way the story is portrayed does a disservice to Doolittle. It’s less about Higgins winning his bet and more about the way that people treat her as an insignificant object as opposed to as a person

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