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George Orwell is Britain's most famous political writer. He aspired to be a novelist, but it was his reportage and his journalism that made him a leading observer of his times. With his last books, Animal Farm and 1984, he became a global icon, leaving a legacy of ideas that continue to shape political and cultural debate. In this controversial new biography, Scott Lucas maintains that we now need to be "rescued" from Orwell. Orwell was never really a socialist, Lucas argues, and, in spite of his interest in "clear writing, " he remained as confused in his politics as he was talented in his prose. Since his death, Lucas suggests, Orwell has become a talisman for neoconservatives, even for an American-led world. The Life & Times series tells the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Curie, Dietrich to Wilde. Offering expert, eminently readable texts by distinguished authors, these handsomely designed books feature chronologies, full indices, and striking color photos and illustrations. Together, they form a superb modern library of biography.

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This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich, from Einstein to Churchill.

Synopsis:

George Orwell (1903-1950) is Britain's most famous political writer. He aspired to be a novelist, but it was with his reportage on the conditions of the poor and on the Spanish Civil War, and his journalism on popular culture and politics, that he became a leading observer of his times. With his last books, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, he became a global icon, leaving ideas and terms that continue to shape political and cultural debate. In this controversial new biography, Scott Lucas argues that we now need to be rescued from Orwell. Orwell was never really a socialist, Lucas argues, and, in spite of his interest in clear writing, he remained as confused in his politics as he was talented and prolific in prose. Most strikingly, soon after the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell passed a list of 'suspect' individuals, from Charlie Chaplin to Michael Redgrave, to British Intelligence. Since his death, Lucas suggests, Orwell has become a talisman for the neoliberal right, for little England, and even for an American-led world.

Synopsis:

George Orwell has become an icon for both the Left and the Right. This perceptive biography restores a sense of balance to his achievements as the famous creator of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four.

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Accessible and affordable biography, illustrated throughout in color

About the Author

Scott Lucas is Head of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham. His books include Divided We Stand: Britain, the US and the Suez Crisis; Freedom's War: The US Crusade against the Soviet Union 1945-1956 and Pax Americana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904341338
Author:
Lucas, Scott
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Location:
London
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Haus Publishing - Life & Times
Series Volume:
III
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich, from Einstein to Churchill.
"Synopsis" by , George Orwell (1903-1950) is Britain's most famous political writer. He aspired to be a novelist, but it was with his reportage on the conditions of the poor and on the Spanish Civil War, and his journalism on popular culture and politics, that he became a leading observer of his times. With his last books, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, he became a global icon, leaving ideas and terms that continue to shape political and cultural debate. In this controversial new biography, Scott Lucas argues that we now need to be rescued from Orwell. Orwell was never really a socialist, Lucas argues, and, in spite of his interest in clear writing, he remained as confused in his politics as he was talented and prolific in prose. Most strikingly, soon after the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell passed a list of 'suspect' individuals, from Charlie Chaplin to Michael Redgrave, to British Intelligence. Since his death, Lucas suggests, Orwell has become a talisman for the neoliberal right, for little England, and even for an American-led world.
"Synopsis" by ,
George Orwell has become an icon for both the Left and the Right. This perceptive biography restores a sense of balance to his achievements as the famous creator of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four.
"Synopsis" by ,
Accessible and affordable biography, illustrated throughout in color
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