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Essays
By George Orwell and John Carey (editor)
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Publisher Everymans Library
Publication date October 1, 2002
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375415036
ISBN-10 0375415033
Dimensions 2.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 2.80 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
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Summary
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.' 15,000 first printing.
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A generous and varied selection–the only hardcover edition available–of 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 Orwell’s famous discussion of pacifism, “My Country Right or Left”; his scathingly complicated views on the dirty work of imperialism in “Shooting an Elephant”; and his very firm opinion on how to make “A Nice Cup of Tea.”

 

In his essays, Orwell elevated political writing to the level of art, and his motivating ideas–his desire for social justice, his belief in universal freedom and equality, and his concern for truth in language–are as enduringly relevant now, a hundred years after his birth, as ever.

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