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    Essays (Modern Classics (Penguin)) (Paperback) By (author) George Orwell, Introduction by Bernard Crick

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    DescriptionThese essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art.


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    Title
    Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Orwell, Introduction by Bernard Crick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141183060
    ISBN 10: 0141183063
    Classifications

    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, DSBH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    DC21: 824.912
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    Libri: B-452
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004130
    Thema V1.0: DNL, DSBH
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    George Orwell's brilliant reporting and political conscience formed an impassioned picture of his life and times. Orwell was born in India and educated at Eton. He served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927. He returned to England where he lived for several years in poverty. Among Orwell's books are DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON, BURMESE DAYS and THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER. He is best known for the allegorical fable ANIMAL FARM and in the novel NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR.
    Review text
    George Orwell found 'the prolonged, indiscriminate reveiwing of books... a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job... The best practice, it always seemed to me, would be simply to ignore the great majority of books and give very long reviews to the few that seem to matter'. Space doesn't permit a long review here but this collection is equal to a year's, a decade's, a lifetime's reading if what you're reading isn't Orwell. Writing about his professional and political interests, his travels, and the world at large, Orwell's astute and often laconic observations are still able to hit you blindside. The collection includes 'Decline of the English Murder', 'My Country Right or Left' and 'A Hanging'. (Kirkus UK)