Books: Shaw's Choice

BACK TO METHUSELAH (261 pp.)—Bernard Shaw—World's Classics Galaxy Edition—Oxford ($1.50).

When the Oxford Press asked Bernard Shaw to name one of his works for, its World's Classics series, he chose this agile old fantasy of faith in Creative Evolution. He chipped at the famous preface, juggled the text a little, and added a postscript declaring that it is "a world classic or it is nothing." Oxford is now publishing all this for the first time in the U.S. as No. 1 in a new Galaxy Edition, larger and more legible than the old World's...

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