Thingish Things

Random Anecdote

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Mar• 17•11

Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1950) Irish Playwright.

“Shaw once came across a copy of one of his works in a secondhand bookshop. Opening the volume, he found the name of a friend inscribed in his own hand on the flyleaf:  ‘To______with esteem, George Bernard Shaw.’  He promptly bought the book and returned it to his friend, adding the inscription: “With renewed esteem, George Bernard Shaw.”


Courtesy of The Little Brown Book of Anecdotes, Clifton Fadiman, Editor. (A highly recommended buy.)


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