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An Unsocial Socialist

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848547308

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ON SALE: 16th August 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

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Sidney Trefusis is a proselytizing socialist. Armed with irony and paradox, he is determined to overthrow a society riddled with class and sexual exploitation.

Henrietta, his adoring wife, ‘loves’ him: he must abandon her. Son of a millionaire, he gives up everything to pose as an ‘umble peasant’. But when this unsocial socialist goes to work as a gardener in the vicinity of a girls’ school he meets his match – for Agatha Wylie is a new kind of woman, perfectly armed: and she doesn’t love him.

With the character of his clown-prophet Trefusis, George Bernard Shaw presented for the first time his view of what the relationship between the sexes should be. Galloping, exuberant, and irresistibly entertaining, AN UNSOCIAL SOCIALIST is a brilliant satire on social prejudice from a great author of the past.