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A Patriot After All
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  • Published: 15 September 2000
  • ISBN: 9780436205408
  • Imprint: Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 608
  • RRP: $65.00

A Patriot After All

1940-1941


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Volume 12 from The Complete Works of George Orwell

For the twenty-month period of this volume, there are reproduced 123 book, 38 theatre, and 43 film reviews. Inside the Whale, Orwell's first collection of essays, and The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius are reprinted here. Later in that year he gave a series of broadcasts on literary criticism, the texts of which are reproduced. Throughout this period Orwell kept a wartime diary; its entries are here printed chronologically with his reviews, essays, and letters and it is here that Orwell makes the first reference to his wish to live on a Hebridean island. It was in 1941 that Orwell began his series of 'London Letters' for Partisan Review. The volume also includes Orwell's lecture notes for instructing members of his Home Guard platoon.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2000
  • ISBN: 9780436205408
  • Imprint: Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 608
  • RRP: $65.00

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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