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Title:Essays
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Publisher:Penguin Classics
ISBN:0141183063
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Number of Pages:486
Category:Non fiction, Essays, Classics, Politics

Essays by George Orwell, Bernard Crick

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Essays This outstanding collection brings together Orwell s longer major essays and a fine selection of shorter pieces that includes i My Country Right or Left i i Decline of the English Murder i i Shooting an Elephant i and i A Hanging i .

With great originality and wit Orwell unfolds his views on subjects ranging from the moral enormity of Jonathan Swift s strange genius and a revaluation of Charles Dickens to the nature of Socialism a comic yet profound discussion of naughty sea side picture postcards and a spirited defence of English cooking Displaying an almost unrivalled mastery of English plain prose style Orwell s essays challenge move and entertain .

Contents Why I Write The Spike A Hanging Shooting an Elephant Bookshop Memories Marrakech Charles Dickens Boys Weeklies Inside the Whale My Country Right or Left The Lion and the Unicorn Wells Hitler and the World State The Art of Donald McGill Rudyard Kipling Looking Back on the Spanish War W B Yeats Poetry and the Microphone Benefit of Clergy Some Notes on Salvador Dali Raffles and Miss Blandish Arthur Koestler Antisemitism in Britain In Defence of P G Wodehouse Notes on Nationalism Good Bad Books The Sporting Spirit Nonsense Poetry The Prevention of Literature Books v Cigarettes Decline of the English Murder Politics and the English Language Some Thoughts on the Common Toad A Good Word for the Vicar of Bray Confessions of a Book Reviewer Politics vs Literature An Examination of i Gulliver s Travels i How the Poor Die Riding Down from Bangor Lear Tolstoy and the Fool Such Such Were the Joys Writers and Leviathan Reflections on Gandhi

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1984, Down and Out in Paris and London, Shooting an Elephant, Animal Farm / 1984, Homage to Catalonia, Burmese Days, The Road to Wigan Pier, Animal Farm, Coming Up for Air, Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Shooting an Elephant is Orwell s searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd solely to avoid looking a fool The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as My Country Right or Left How the Poor Die and Such Such were the Joys his memoir of the horrors of public school as well as discussions of Shakespeare sleeping rough boys weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking Opinionated uncompromising provocative and hugely entertaining all show Orwell s unique ability to get to the heart of any subject, The year has come and gone but George Orwell s prophetic nightmarish vision in of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever i i is still the great modern classic of negative utopia a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from the first sentence to the last four words No one can deny the novel s hold on the imaginations of whole generations or the power of its admonitions a power that seems to grow not lessen with the passage of time, This edition features George Orwell s best known novels i i and i Animal Farm i with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens br br In i i London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind Winston Smith joins a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood dedicated to the destruction of the Party Together with his beloved Julia he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be br br i Animal Farm i is Orwell s classic satire of the Russian Revolution an account of the bold struggle initiated by the animals that transforms Mr Jones s Manor Farm into Animal Farm a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal But are they, Set in the days of the Empire with the British ruling in Burma this book describes corruption and imperial bigotry Flory a white timber merchant befriends Dr Veraswami a black enthusiast for the Empire whose downfall can only be prevented by membership at an all white club