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  • Published: 17 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141984230
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

Seeing Things as They Are: Selected Journalism and Other Writings




An enlightening anthology of George Orwell's journalism and non-fiction writing

Famous for his novels and essays, Orwell remains one of our very best journalists and commentators. Confronting social, political and moral dilemmas head-on, he was fearless in his writing: a champion of free speech, a defender against social injustice and a sharp-eyed chronicler of the age. But his work is also timeless, as pieces on immigration, Scottish independence and a Royal Commission on the Press attest.

Seeing Things As They Are, compiled by renowned Orwell scholar Peter Davison, brings together in one volume many of Orwell's articles and essays for journals and newspapers, his broadcasts for the BBC, and his book, theatre and film reviews. Whether political, poetic, polemic or personal, this is surprising, witty and intelligent writing to delight in.

  • Published: 17 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141984230
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

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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Praise for Seeing Things as They Are: Selected Journalism and Other Writings

This selection is a ceaseless delight . . . there is a treat on almost every page

Daily Telegraph

Orwell's luminous gift was for seeing things . . . Nothing escaped or seemed beneath his notice, which was what made him such a good reporter

Financial Times

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