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A Collection of Essays (Harvest Book)by George Orwell
Sharing the same uncompromising language as his fiction, Orwell's essays explore everything from shooting an elephant to Henry Miller, and from boyhood schooling to the Spanish Civil War. Yet, despite the diversity of subjects, each essay looks to do the same thing: peel back the surface to look at what is, what isn't, and what should be. Go ahead and do yourself a favor—blow your mind with some Orwell.
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George Orwell's collected nonfiction, written in the clear-eyed and uncompromising style that earned him a critical following
One of the most thought-provoking and vivid essayists of the twentieth century, George Orwell fought the injustices of his time with singular vigor through pen and paper. In this selection of essays, he ranges from reflections on his boyhood schooling and the profession of writing to his views on the Spanish Civil War and British imperialism. The pieces collected here include the relatively unfamiliar and the more celebrated, making it an ideal compilation for both new and dedicated readers of Orwell's work.
In this bestselling compilation of essays, written in the clear-eyed, uncompromising language for which he is famous, Orwell discusses with vigor such diverse subjects as his boyhood schooling, the Spanish Civil War, Henry Miller, British imperialism, and the profession of writing.
About the Author
GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.
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