First published in 1942, Hesketh Pearson’s much lauded biography has been hailed as the standard work on George Bernard Shaw. Pearson was fortunate to have written it with the close cooperation of Shaw. Not only did Shaw check and correct all the facts, contribute and authenticate or reject anecdotes but he supplied what he referred to as ‘unique private history’ unavailable to others. The recorded conversations Shaw had with Pearson bring to life Shaw’s vivacity, charisma and prominence. All aspects of Shaw’s life are explored including his politics, personal life, letters, writings, contribution to English theatre and the famous personalities of his time.