John R. Pfeiffer
John R. Pfeiffer is Professor of English at Central Michigan University and bibliographer of shaw. He has written on Günter Grass, John Stuart Mill, Sir Richard Francis Burton, John Christopher, John Brunner, Etheridge Knight, Ray Bradbury, Aldous Huxley, Margaret Walker, George Eliot, Octavia Butler, and nineteenth-century science fiction. His recent publications include reviews of Avrom Fleishmann’s George Eliot’s Intellectual Life, Ian Morris’s Why the West Rules . . . For Now, and Sven Wagner’s The Scientist as God: A Typological Study of a Literary Motif, 1818 to the Present.
I. Works by Shaw2
Shaw, Bernard. Arms and the Man. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 2012. Not seen. Amazon: Kindle. Price: $0.95.
———. Autoreply Postcard for Unsolicited Mail. 9 February 1948. 5 November 2012 <webspace.utexas.edu/allicia36/Shaw2FullSize.jpg>. The photograph presented at this URL is of a modified printed postcard the ninety-two-year-old Shaw sent to order 150 more “copies as amended.” It reads in part: “Mr. Bernard Shaw’s readers and the [End Page 231] spectators at performances of his plays number many thousands. The little time remaining to him at his age is fully occupied with his literary work and the business it involves; and war taxation has set narrow limits to his financial resources. He has therefore to print the following
warnings [add “intimations”]. He cannot engage . . . advise . . . discuss . . . receive. . . . He will not send messages. He begs to be excused accordingly. Ayot Saint Lawrence, Welwyn, Herts.”
———. Candida. Lenox, Massachusetts: HardPress Publishing, 2013. Not seen. Many Shaw titles and out-of-print titles about Shaw are available in print-on-demand form from HardPress.
———. Cashel Byron’s Profession. London: John Murray, 2012. Not seen. Also issued by John Murray in 2012 are Unsocial Socialist and Love Among the Artists.
———. Common Sense About the War. Tyger Valley, South Africa: Ulan Press, 2012. Not seen. Ulan publishes other Shaw titles in Spanish (César & Cleópatra) as well as English.
———. The Complete Plays of George Bernard Shaw . . . 34 Complete and Unabridged Plays. . . . Braeside, Victoria, Australia: Oxford City Press, 2012. Not seen.
———. The Dark Lady of the Sonnets. Loki’s Publishing, 2013. Not seen.
———. The Dark Lady of the Sonnets. Luxembourg: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Many Shaw titles are available as print- on-demand paperbacks from CreateSpace.
———. Don Juan in Hell. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 2012. Not seen.
———. The Essential Bernard Shaw Collection. Amazon: Kindle, 2012. Not seen. Forty-two “books” are listed as included, in 4,917 electronic pages. Price in April 2013: $1.99, which includes free wireless delivery.
———. Excerpt from Man and Superman. In Classically Speaking. Raleigh, North Carolina: LuLu.com, 2013. A two-page “practice text” to provide an exercise for British pronunciation.
———. Great Catherine: Whom Glory Still Adores. ReadHowYouWant [no postal address], 2012. Not seen. ReadHow advertises other Shaw titles.
———. The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism. Alma Books (London: Hesperus Press, 2013). Not seen.
———. The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism. New York: Welcome Rain, 2013. Not seen.
———. Letter, previously unpublished, to Shaw’s French translator, Augustin Hamon. “Un inédit de George Bernard Shaw” in Langues de l’histoire, [End Page 232] langues de la vie. Mélanges offerts à Fañch Roudaut, Brest Les Amis de Fañch Roudaut, 2005. pp. 387–98.
———. Letter to Mark Twain of 3 July 1907. In Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Works. New York: Library of America, 2010: 113–14.
———. Man and Superman and Three Other Plays [Candida, Mrs Warren, Devil’s Disciple]. Edited by John A. Bertolini. Amazon: Kindle, 2013. Not seen. Texts and introduction are from Bertolini’s Barnes & Noble print edition.
———. Manual de socialismo y capitalismo para mujeres inteligentes
. Introduction by Margaret Walters. Translated by Dolors Udina. Barcelona: RBA LIBROS, 2013. Not seen. Spanish translation of Intelligent Woman’s Guide. . . .
See substantial excerpt of Walters’s “Introduction” online at www.elboomeran.com/upload/ficheros/obras/bernard_shaw_adelanto.pdf
. See review by Tereixa Constenla in section III. Periodicals, below.
———. “Morris as I Knew Him.” Introduction to William Morris: Artist Socialist. Volume 2. By...