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  • Published: 28 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141395463
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $24.99

Essays




'Political writing in our time consists almost entirely of prefabricated phrases bolted together like the pieces of a child's Meccano set. It is the unavoidable result of self-censorship.

These essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art.%%%These essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art

  • Pub date: 28 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141395463
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $24.99

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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