Synopses & Reviews
A respected biographer and no stranger to his subject (Newark Star-Ledger), Meyers delves into the complex life of the man whose visionary work gave us the great anti-utopias of modern literature. The breadth of his research is impressive (New York Times Book Review), drawing on a close study of the new edition of Orwell's Complete Works, personal interviews, and unpublished material in London's Orwell Archive.
Meyers's briskly paced, absorbing narrative . . . offers keen insights (Boston Sunday Globe) on Orwell's intellectual development, as well as his human failings -- his childhood insecurities, his political dilemmas, and his conflicted relationships with women. Leagues in front of Orwell's previous biographers, Meyers convincingly demonstrates the essence of [Orwell's] character (Denver [Colorado] Post), revealing a much more helpful and believable portrait (Paul Theroux).
An experienced biographer delves into the complex life of the great writer and political thinker, covering not only his accomplishments but his human failings and conflicted relationships. Meyers draws on close study of the new edition of Orwell's "Complete Works", interviews with family and friends, and unpublished materials in the Orwell Archive. 30 photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -369) and index.