Mary Elizabeth Braddon's society comedy Married Beneath Him has been cited as a source for George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. The heroine of Braddon's play is a circus performer who marries a lord. Lord Hunstanton is embarrassed by the very qualities which attracted him to her in the first place, and tries to keep her circus family apart from his own aristocratic relations - with comic results. Only a few copies of this play were published in 1882, and the Sensation Press edition (limited to 200 copies) also includes Braddon's essay, 'Fifty Years of the Lyceum Theatre.' Edited and with an introduction by Jennifer Carnell.
Used availability for Elizabeth Braddon's Married Beneath Him
September 2000 : UK Paperback