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A generous and varied selectionâthe only hardcover edition availableâof the literary and political writings of one of the greatest essayists of the twentieth century.
Although best known as the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-four, George Orwell left an even more lastingly significant achievement in his voluminous essays, which dealt with all the great social, political, and literary questions of the day and exemplified an incisive prose style that is still universally admired. Included among the more than 240 essays in this volume are Orwellâs famous discussion of pacifism, âMy Country Right or Leftâ; his scathingly complicated views on the dirty work of imperialism in âShooting an Elephantâ; and his very firm opinion on how to make âA Nice Cup of Tea.â
In his essays, Orwell elevated political writing to the level of art, and his motivating ideasâhis desire for social justice, his belief in universal freedom and equality, and his concern for truth in languageâare as enduringly relevant now, a hundred years after his birth, as ever.
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About: In a varied compilation of essays, the author of Animal Farm and 1984 reflects on a wide range of social, political, and literary issues of his time, in selections that capture his firm belief in social justice, universal freedom and equality, and truth in language, in such pieces as 'My Country Right or Left,' 'Shooting an Elephant,' and 'A Nice Cup of Tea.
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