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  • Published: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241315682
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $14.99

The Lion and the Unicorn




Key reading for 2018: Orwell's moving reflections on the English character and his passionate belief in the need for political change

The Lion and the Unicorn was written in London during the worst period of the Blitz. It is vintage Orwell, a dynamic outline of his belief in socialism, patriotism and an English revolution. His fullest political statement, it has been described as 'one of the most moving and incisive portraits of the English character' and is as relevant now as it ever has been.

  • Published: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241315682
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $14.99

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 The Lion and the Unicorn

One of the most famous essays in the English language

Spectator

Orwell's idea of a better England is stirring again today

Guardian

Nowadays Orwell is, more than ever, a beacon of light in a darkening world

Financial Times

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