Genre: Classical Play
Length: 82 pages
Audiobook Length: 3 hours and 18 minutes
First Published: 1914
Professor Henry Higgins, a linguistic expert, takes on a bet that he can transform an awkward cockney flower seller into a refined young lady simply by polishing her manners and changing the way she speaks. In the process of convincing society that his creation is a mysterious royal figure, the Professor also falls in love with his elegant handiwork.
Quotes from Pygmalion
If you can’t appreciate what you’ve got, you’d better get what you can appreciate.
What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day
I sold flowers. I didn’t sell myself. Now you’ve made a lady of me I’m not fit to sell anything else.
Get out of my way; for I won’t stop for you.
Movie Trailer for MY Fair Lady (1964)
About George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, socialist, and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama. Over the course of his life he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his plays address prevailing social problems, but each also includes a vein of comedy that makes their stark themes more palatable. In these works Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. He died November 2, 1950 at the age of 94.