GEORGE BERNARD SHAW - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/30/1921 - HFSID 41251
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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
The playwright instructs a banker in newly independent Czechoslovakia on reporting his income for British tax purposes.
Autograph Letter Signed: "G. Bernard Shaw", 3½x5½ postcard. Ayot St Lawrence, Welwyn, Herts, 1921 January 30. To Karel Musek, Prague II, Czechoslovakia (Bohemia). In full: "It is necessary for me to know how much of that 25,896.00 crowns was interest (%) and how much principal. The reason for this is that I have to declare the interest to the British Government as income and pay a tax on it. It would probably save you trouble if the Bank had my London address, as it would then send me a statement every half year. The Anglo-Austrian Bank of Budapest, where I have a similar arrangement, always does so. Kindest regards." Addressed by Shawon verso. The plays of Irish dramatistGeorge Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) were characteristically instructional, often including a teacher role model, such as Henry Higgins in the popular Pygmalion (1913), which was later adapted as the musical, My Fair Lady (1956; film 1964). Shaw began writing plays in 1892. His first, Widowers' Houses, voiced his opinions on society and world reform. Throughout his 58 years as a playwright, Shaw, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925, covered many topics, letting his humor speak for itself. His other major works include You Never Can Tell (1895), Man and Superman (1902), Major Barbara (1905), The Doctor's Dilemma (1906) and Saint Joan (1923). Lightly soiled. 2 file holes at left margin, tack holes at corners. Overall, fine condition.
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