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Pygmalion

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Pygmalion  (1913) 
by George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion (1913) is a play by George Bernard Shaw. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can turn a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a refined society lady merely by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. In the process, Higgins and Doolittle grow close, but she ultimately rejects his domineering ways and marries Freddy Eynsford-Hill, a young but poor gentleman.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1928.


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