The Emergence of Shaw as a Fabian Activist

Charles A. Carpenter

in Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780813034058
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038254 | DOI:
The Emergence of Shaw as a Fabian Activist

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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

Chapter.  3062 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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