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Mrs Warren’s Profession

George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Charles River Editors

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George Bernard Shaw was a prolific Irish playwright who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1925.  Shaw’s famous plays include Man and Superman and Pygmalion which was adapted into the classic musical My Fair Lady.  This edition of Mrs. Warren’s Profession includes a table of contents.

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