Books: G. B. S. & E. T.

ELLEN TERRY AND BERNARD SHAW, A CORRESPONDENCE—Putnam ($5).

George Bernard Shaw is old now (75) and Ellen Terry is dead (since 1928); but they were young once. These letters, a record of an amazingly tender affair of the heart, bear witness to their protracted youth. Published not only with Shaw's permission but with his connivance, the book has a foreword by Shaw, numerous explanatory notes. The story the letters tell was a queer affair.

When Shaw was 36 and a music critic in London, Ellen Alicia Terry, 44, was Britain's No. 1 Actress,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!