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Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian$
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Charles A. Carpenter

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034058

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034058.001.0001

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The Emergence of Shaw as a Fabian Activist

The Emergence of Shaw as a Fabian Activist

(p.1) 1 The Emergence of Shaw as a Fabian Activist
Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian

Charles A. Carpenter

University Press of Florida

Out of obscurity, Bernard Shaw was able to look to Fabianism as a representation of unconventionality and brilliance. Shaw was often recognized as a budding socialist, and was said to have fostered characteristics of vegetarianism, malnutrition, Jaegerism, and Atheism. Shaw drew inspiration from Karl Marx, Stanley Jevons, Philip Wicksteed, and Henry George, and entered the Fabian Society through an apprenticeship. In looking into Shaw's particular brand of Fabian activism, the fundamental ideas concerned are the kinds and degrees of activism that Shaw actually exercised. Through Stanley Wintraub's version of Shaw's published diaries, Anthony M. Gibb's Shaw chronology, and Dan H. Laurence'S bibliography of works by Shaw, we are able to identify specific evidence for Shaw's Fabian activities.

Keywords:   Bernard Shaw, Fabianism, Fabian Society, Stanley Wintraub, Anthony M. Gibb, Dan H. Laurence

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