Published by Penguin
Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914
A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue
In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society
The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own ...