The Welfare and the Misery

17 oct.


from_slavery_to_poverty_by_latuff2George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, which was then under British rule. His father was a small employee and he had a very limited income he could not keep his son long at school. Shaw left school at the age of fourteen and at the age of fifteen he had to become an office worker to earn his livelihood. His mother divorced her husband and went to London, where – having a beautiful voice – she started giving concerts and teaching music. At the age of twenty Shaw also went to London, where he lived in poverty and struggling hard to find his way in life. He lived on a very small income which his father sent him – his mother could hardly make both ends meet – and studied all day long in the library of the British Museum, which helped him get a thorough…

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