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Love Among the Artists

George Bernard Shaw

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Love Among the Artists was published in the United States in 1900 and in England in 1914, but it was written in 1881. In the ambience of chit-chat and frivolity among members of Victorian polite society a youthful Shaw describes his views on the arts, romantic love and the practicalities of matrimony. Dilettantes, he thinks, can love and settle down to marriage, but artists with real genius are too consumed by their work to fit that pattern. The dominant figure in the novel is Owen Jack, a musical genius, somewhat mad and quite bereft of social graces. From an abysmal beginning he rises to great fame and is lionized by socialites despite his unremitting crudity. As a study of Bohemia and its clash with conventional society, the novel is revealing of Shaw's belief that the true Artist has wholly different criteria than the ordinary person for the living of Life. Written as "a novel with a purpose," according to its author's preface, Love Among the Artists is an ironic novel with a serious intent. - Summary by Wikipedia, supplemented by Expatriate.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:18