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Modern Classics Penguin Essays of George Orwell (Penguin Modern Classics) epub ebook

by Bernard Crick,George Orwell

Modern Classics Penguin Essays of George Orwell (Penguin Modern Classics) epub ebook

Author: Bernard Crick,George Orwell
Category: Essays & Correspondence
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classic (July 4, 2000)
Pages: 496 pages
ISBN: 0141183063
ISBN13: 978-0141183060
Rating: 4.3
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The articles collected in George Orwell's Essays illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who elevated political writing to an art. This outstanding collection brings together Orwell's longer, major essays and a fine selection of shorter pieces that. This outstanding collection brings together Orwell's longer, major essays and a fine selection of shorter pieces that includes 'My Country Right or Left', 'Decline of the English Murder', 'Shooting an Elephant' and 'A Hanging'.

About the Author: Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. Book Description Condition: New. Not Signed; The articles collected in George Orwell's Essays illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who elevated political writing to an art.

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This outstanding collection brings together Orwell's longer, major essays and a fine selection of shorter pieces that includes 'My Country Right or Left', 'Decline of the English Murder', 'Shooting an Elephant' and 'A Hanging'.

George Orwell, Bernard Crick. The articles collected in George Orwell's Essays illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who elevated political writing to an art.

Written by George Orwell Foreword by Bernard Crick

Written by George Orwell Foreword by Bernard Crick. Series Penguin Modern Classics. George Orwell (1903–1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of many works of nonfiction and fiction. He is best known for his novels 1984 and Animal Farm. More by George Orwell.

Literary critics see books in this series as important members of the Western canon, though many titles are translated or of non-Western origin; indeed, the series for decades from its creation included only translations, until it eventually incorporated the Penguin English Library imprint in 1986.

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

George Orwell's brilliant reporting and political conscience formed an impassioned picture of his life and times. 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.

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell Published in Penguin Books 1954 Reprinted 1955 (twice), 1959. I sometimes wonder how accurate Orwell might be even in our time.

The articles collected in George Orwell's Essays illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who elevated political writing to an art. This outstanding collection brings together Orwell's longer, major essays and a fine selection of shorter pieces that includes 'My Country Right or Left', 'Decline of the English Murder', 'Shooting an Elephant' and 'A Hanging'. With great originality and wit Orwell unfolds his views on subjects ranging from a revaluation of Charles Dickens to the nature of Socialism, from a comic yet profound discussion of naughty seaside postcards to a spirited defence of English cooking. Displaying an almost unrivalled mastery of English plain prose, Orwell's essays created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and continue to challenge, move and entertain. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Bernard Crick.
Reviews (7)
Qiahmagha
The paperback edition of George Orwell's Essays has long been a favorite - this review refers to the Kindle edition, which is identical in content with a suitably accessible index, etc, to make it easily navigable on the Kindle. To those readers most familiar with 1984 and Animal Farm, the descriptive power, clarity of argument, intellectual honesty and relevance of this collection of essays may come as a surprise, but this single volume contains some outstanding writing that is of immense value in understanding the human condition in general and the first half of the twentieth century in particular. While many essays such as the early 'A Hanging' or 'Shooting an Elephant' (which, incidentally, illuminates a few truths about the exercise of responsibility and power) or the late 'Such, Such Were the Joys', demonstrate a mastery of descriptive power, it is his later works that demonstrate a capacity for independent critical analysis and thought, whether this reader was inclined to agree with him ('The Sporting Spirit') or not ('In Defence of PG Wodehouse), or even when I felt like the type of person he describes as being politically opposite but still having common ground and values (such as Orwell's '6 pound a week to 2000 pound a year class of technical experts, airmen', etc in 'The Lion and the Unicorn').

While I don't think Orwell was ever right about economics (although there was plenty of injustice to be aggrieved about), over the years his views on the relative balance of individual liberty against economic equality or any other collective good became sharper and more highly developed, whether demonstrated in a serious work such as 'The Prevention of Literature' or gently implied in a more whimsical 'A Good Word for the Vicar of Bray'. His sophisticated interpretation of the problems of liberty, war and economic injustice, together with his independence of thought can be seen in his willingness to criticize his notional political ally HG Wells and defend the work and thought of apparent imperialist and reactionary Rudyard Kipling.

In summary, George Orwell's `Essays' is an excellent collection of powerful, informative, occasionally whimsical and thought provoking essays which in many cases remain provocative and relevant today. What's more, had it not been for this collection of essays I may never have been discovered Arthur Koestler or Henry Miller for myself, which I have to remain grateful for.

Cel
This collection of essays introduces the reader to an original 20th century thinker, George Orwell (1905-1950). I have not yet read his major works, Animal Farm and 1984, but I wanted to get acquainted with Orwell through shorter pieces. This collection gives a broad scope of Orwell`s essays, and most will find something they like. This collection does expect the reader to be well-versed in English literature of the early 1900s, through figures such as Yeats, Arthur Koestler, Kipling, and Joyce. It is hard to follow Orwell`s literary essays otherwise. For a general audience, ``Shooting an Elephant``, ``A Hanging``, ``Notes on Nationalism``, and ``Cigarettes versus Books`` should be appealing. Orwell tends to use a rambling style in his longer essays and makes generalizations about many writers based on his perceptions of their work, such as that Dickens was uninterested in the proletariat, that Yeats was a fascist writer, and that Harriet Beecher Stowe`s Uncle Tom`s Cabin teaches good morals but is unrealistic. But Orwell is effective in essays when he points to foolishness in both the powerful and ordinary people, and draws sympathy for people on an individual level, especially with his experiences outside the UK. It`s up to you to decide whether you want to purchase this large collection of essays for the smaller number that are generally appealing, but you will be getting a good price if you enjoy reading about modern British literature.

Not-the-Same
George Orwell is known widely for his two renowned novels (1984 and Animal Farm), but he might be at his best as an essayist. This collection is superb; and Orwell's essays will endure not only for his insight, but also as historic pieces that reflect on critical events and people of the 20th Century. His Notes on Nationalism is the best piece, perhaps, ever written on the topic; his views on Gandhi and Yeats are revealing. And for those who are Dicken's fans, his essay on the great author may be worth the price of the entire volume. Any aspiring writer or literary critic must read "Politics and the English Language"--it should be mandatory for any college level English major or professor. One may not always agree with Mr.Orwell's socialist political views, but these essays are extremely well-written, very thoughtful, and ultimately moving. Highly recommended.

Gindian
To have all of Orwell's essays in one volume is a gift. He is more important than ever, reminding us that the power of language lies in its relationship to the truth. The book is handsome and the print is very readable.

HelloBoB:D
These are clearly the essays of a remarkable man, a serious thinker who is driven to report the truth as he finds it, even if - especially if - it challenges or contradicts his own political loyalties. That takes rare courage and Integrity. In our world, where politics has become depressingly partisan and adversarial - witness the adolescent Yah-Boo exchanges every day in 'the mother of Parliaments' - we desperately lack the clear-sightedness and maturity that characterises these essays written more than half a century ago, and as apt today as they were then. When,oh when, will we see his like again?

Jerdodov
A different side of Orwell.

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