Pygmalion

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COMMON SENSE is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. The pamphlet explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence in clear, simple language. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places.
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Cochran, Shannon.
Dlockmann, David.
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Loewenberg, Susan Albert.
MacLean, Rebecca.
Maurier, Denise du.
Northcott, Kenneth.
Now, David.
Palmer, Geoffrey, 1927-
Pennell, Nicholas.
Rudall, Nicholas.
Whybrow, Lucy.
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Radio plays
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Social classes -- England -- London -- Drama
Speech and social status -- Drama
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title_fullPygmalion
Pygmalion / George Bernard Shaw ; supplementary material written by James Hynes ; series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson
Pygmalion [electronic resource] / Bernard Shaw
Pygmalion [electronic resource] / George Bernard Shaw
Pygmalion [electronic resource] Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950,
Pygmalion [electronic resource] Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
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