Essays

Essays

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A generous and varied selection-the only hardcover edition available-of the literary and political writings of one of the greatest essayists of the twentieth century.

Although best known as the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-four , George Orwell left an even more lastingly significant achievement in his voluminous essays, which dealt with all the great social, political, and literary questions of the day and exemplified an incisive prose style that is still universally admired. Included among the more than 240 essays in this volume are Orwell's famous discussion of pacifism, "My Country Right or Left"; his scathingly complicated views on the dirty work of imperialism in "Shooting an Elephant"; and his very firm opinion on how to make "A Nice Cup of Tea."

In his essays, Orwell elevated political writing to the level of art, and his motivating ideas-his desire for social justice, his belief in universal freedom and equality, and his concern for truth in language-are as enduringly relevant now, a hundred years after his birth, as ever.

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Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2002
ISBN: 9780375415036
0375415033
Branch Call Number: 824 ORW
Characteristics: xlv, 1369 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Carey, John 1934-

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lwarman
May 21, 2010

Orwell's essays are far better than his books. He is a master of English prose style and this collection will have something for pretty well everybody. Try starting with his instructions on brewing the perfect cup of tea.

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