About the Book: Pygmalion
Henry Higgins, a phonetician, agrees to coach and groom Eliza Doolittle, a
Cockney flower girl, and transform her into a socially acceptable person, no
less than a duchess. But in the process he begins to admire her. And where this
leads is both hilarious and amusing.
"I sold flowers. I didnt sell myself. Now youve made a lady of me Im not fit to
sell anything else."
A stinging satire on the British class system, George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion,
with its true to life characters, was a sensational success which went on to
become one of his most popular plays. Having undergone various adaptations,