Orwell's Victory

Orwell's Victory

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This title presents an assessment of George Orwell's writing, and why it retains its central importance in a modern world. The author argues and defends Orwell's politics and gives an introduction to his work. He examines Orwell's attitude towards a number of issues, including: the Empire, the Left, the Right, America, "Englishness" and feminists.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141005351
  • 9780141005355
  • 2,089,447

Table of contents

Introduction - the figure; Orwell and empire; Orwell and the Left; Orwell and the Right; Orwell and America; Orwell and "Englishness"; - the antinomies of St George; Orwell and the feminists - difficulties with girls; "the list"; generosity and anger - the novels; deconstructing and post-modernists - Orwell and transparency; in conclusion.
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Review quote

'Thomas Carlyle wrote of his Cromwell that he had had to drag him out from under a mound of dead dogs and offal before being able to set him up as a figure worthy of biography. This is not a biography, but I sometimes feel as if George Orwell requires extricating from under a pile of saccharine tablets and moist hankies...'
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About Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens lives in Washington, DC. His most recent books are The Missionary Position: Mother Theresa in Theory and Practice; his attack on the Clintons No One Left To Lie To: The Values of America's Worst Family and The Trial Of Henry Kissinger.
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