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  • Published: 21 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241455678
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $4.99

Fascism and Democracy


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Brilliant essays from Orwell's political writing during World War II, released to coincide with Orwell Day on the 21st of January.

'The feeling that the very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world . . . this prospect frightens me much more than bombs'

Fascism and Democracy collects five brilliant examples of Orwell's writing during the darkest days of World War Two. Grappling with the principles of democracy and the potential of reform, the meaning of literature and free speech in times of violence, and the sustainability of objective truth, Orwell offers a compelling portrayal of a nation where norms and ideals can no longer be taken for granted. Like the best of Orwell's writing, these essays also serve as timeless reminders of the fragility of freedom.

  • Pub date: 21 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241455678
  • Imprint: Penguin 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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