PMC George Orwell Essays

Orwell, George

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This anthology presents essays by George Orwell. With insight and wit, Orwell writes on a wide series of topics that range from the Spanish Civil War to a defence of English cooking.

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Description

The articles collected in George Orwell’s Essays illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century – a man who elevated political writing to an art.

This outstanding collection brings together Orwell’s longer, major essays and a fine selection of shorter pieces that includes ‘My Country Right or Left’, ‘Decline of the English Murder’, ‘Shooting an Elephant’ and ‘A Hanging’. With great originality and wit Orwell unfolds his views on subjects ranging from a revaluation of Charles Dickens to the nature of Socialism, from a comic yet profound discussion of naughty seaside postcards to a spirited defence of English cooking. Displaying an almost unrivalled mastery of English plain prose, Orwell’s essays created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and continue to challenge, move and entertain.

This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Bernard Crick.

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Weight 340 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 21 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

466

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

824.912 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K