A Collection of Essays

A Collection of Essays

by George Orwell

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George Orwell's collected nonfiction, written in the clear-eyed and uncompromising style that earned him a critical following


One of the most thought-provoking and vivid essayists of the twentieth century, George Orwell fought the injustices of his time with singular vigor through pen and paper. In this selection of essays, he ranges from reflections on his boyhood schooling and the profession of writing to his views on the Spanish Civil War and British imperialism. The pieces collected here include the relatively unfamiliar and the more celebrated, making it an ideal compilation for both new and dedicated readers of Orwell's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156186001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/21/1970
Series: Harvest Book Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 236,342
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

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A Collection of Essays 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
TC_McCarthy More than 1 year ago
Prehaps better than anything else by Orwell; "Such Such Were the Joys" is an amazing essay.
markfinl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is a testament to Orwell's talent as a writer that these essays remain compelling sixty to seventy years after they were written.
mrminjares on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really like Orwell now. His writing is crisp and honest. He tells you his political views up front with a passion. I want to read more!
NocturnalBlue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Required reading for life as far as I'm concerned. Particularly "Shooting an Elephant" and the classic "Politics and the English Language."
Amateur_Intellectual More than 1 year ago
I'm usually one to write in depth and detailed reviews about books, but I stopped by here to say that if you're considering this particular publication desist at once, fret no more. There are two great collections of Orwell's narrative and critical essays entitled "Facing Unpleasant Facts" and "All Art is Propaganda", respectively. On their own they each contain more reading content than this terse version, and together they present an excellent fuller picture of his works. The only (not quite redeeming) thing about this version is the picture of Orwell sitting down at work; I was almost ready to buy it just for that feature, but I decided against it and I haven't (for the most part) regretted it.
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Good collection of essays, allows the reader to read the less popular writings.
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