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  • Published: 30 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241315668
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $4.99

England Your England




Orwell's biting reflections on English national identity - a timely and urgent read in Brexit Britain.

'England is a family in which the young are generally thwarted and most of the power is in the hands of irresponsible uncles and bedridden aunts. Still, it is a family.'

'England Your England' is one of the most compelling and insightful portraits of the nation ever written. Shot through with Orwell's deeply felt sense of patriotism and love for his homeland, the essay is at the same time unfailingly clear-eyed about the nation's failings: entrenched social inequality, a dishonest press and a class system that only works for those at the top. Written during the Second World War, as the bombs were falling on England, the essay today speaks to the nation's current moment of crisis just as urgently as it did in Orwell's own time. It is a crucial read for anyone who wants to understand who we are, and where we've come from.

  • Pub date: 30 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241315668
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $4.99

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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