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Pygmalion

Author: Shaw, Bernard Set In . . .
 Europe, England, London
Genre: Play
Time Frame: Early 20th Century
Published: 1914
Description: The story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. In the process, Higgins and Eliza grow close, but she ultimately rejects his domineering ways and declares she will marry Freddy Eynsford-Hill – a young, poor, gentleman.
  
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