Britain‘s most distinguished dramatist, whose plays, letters, and postcards have delighted people the world over, GEORGE BERNARD SHAW is just a little wiser and older than the Atlantic, and continues to be one of its liveliest contributors. He was born in Dublin in July, 1856; captured London twenty years later; in 1881 he became the leading spirit of the Fabian Society; and in 1925 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Because of his forebodings based on the belief that the solar system would in time be engulfed by an icecap, the Very Reverend W . R. Inge, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral. became identified in Britain’s press as “the Gloomy Dean.”That he far from deserved the title has often been shown; but if further proof were required, it is given by himself in Diary of a Dean, recently published in England and here commented upon by one of his famous contemporaries, GEORGE BERNARD SHAW.
A 1948 look at capital punishment