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  • Published: 9 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846559457
  • Imprint: Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 601
  • RRP: $59.99

A Kind Of Compulsion

1903 - 1936



Volume 10 of The Complete Works of George Orwell

Volume 10 of The Complete Works of George Orwell

This volume begins with Orwell's letters home from prep school and the stories, poems and contributions to college publications he wrote at Eton, including the play King Charles II which features in A Clergyman's Daughter as Charles I. The sketches that led to Burmese Days are reprinted, along with articles and essays on poverty, censorship and imperialist exploitation first published in Paris 1928-29. In 1930 the first of his reviews were published, while in 1931 his first important essay, 'A Hanging', appeared. Also included is correspondence dealing with publication of Down and Out in Paris and London and the censorship of Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter and Keep the Aspidistra Flying. Orwell's introduction to Down and Out in Paris and London is included in English and the original French version, and the volume concludes with the research material for The Road to Wigan Pier and an analysis of what Orwell was paid for writing the book.

  • Published: 9 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846559457
  • Imprint: Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 601
  • RRP: $59.99

About the author

George Orwell

George Orwell (1903–1950) is one of England's most famous writers and social commentators. He is the author of the classic political satire Animal Farm and the dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is also well known for his essays and journalism, particularly his works covering his travels and his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. His writing is celebrated for its piercing clarity, purpose and wit and his books continue to be bestsellers all over the world.

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