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ADVICE TO A YOUNG CRITIC AND OTHER LETTERS (208 pp.) — George Bernard Shaw, with notes by E. J. West—Crown ($3).

As the curtain fell on the opening night of Arms and the Man, April 21, 1894, with the audience clapping and calling for the author, George Bernard Shaw stepped to the footlights to be greeted with one loud, clear "Boo!" Arching his Mephistophelian brows (as red in his 37th year as his beard), G.B.S. addressed himself to the lone dissenter: "My dear fellow, I quite agree with you; but what are we two against...

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