Montblanc Writers Edition George Bernard Shaw Fountain Pen
Montblanc's Writers Edition for 2008 honors the Irish dramatist and Nobel Prize winner George Bernard Shaw.
For the Dublin-born dramatist, the written and spoken word was at one and the same time the expression of his artistc creativity, his free spirit and his criticism of social evils.
Although his works constantly sparkled with subtle dialectics and his characteristic wit, they were also always a sounding board for individuality, social responsibility and humanity.
"Pygmalion" -perhaps Shaw's most well known work, is the essence of his literary creativity.
In this dramatically brilliant comedy full of wit and fine irony, Shaw subtly ridicules the class differences in Victorian England.
Shaw also proved his political consciousness away from the literary sphere: in the Fabian Society, which he co-founded, Shaw sought the reformation and modernisation of English society.
In 1926 George Bernard Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
In 1938 he won an Oscar for his film script adaptation of "Pygmalion".
On Montblanc's limited edition George Bernard Shaw writing instruments the interplay of platinum coated metal and deep green marbled lacquer, and the design of the pen recalls "Pygmalion" the Irish dramatist's most famous work.
The platinum coated 18kt gold nib of the fountain pen is engraved with a flower basket - reminiscence of Shaw's stage figure of the flower girl Eliza Doolittle.
This is a very impressive fountain pen with exceptional color, whose magnificence is brought out in natural light.
The fountain pen measures 14.2cm capped and weights 60.8grams.
This is a piston filling fountain pen that has subtle openings that allow a view to the ink tank.
A total of 16000 numbered George Bernard Shaw fountain pens were produced.
The fountain pens listed here come from our store collection and they are new, unused, never sold in the past. They come with a full set of box and papers.