Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
Essays [Penguin Modern Classics] (1984)
No current Talk conversations about this book.
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141183063, Paperback)The articles collected in George Orwell's Essays illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who elevated political writing to an art. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Bernard Crick. This outstanding collection brings together Orwell's longer, major essays and a fine selection of shorter pieces that includes 'My Country Right or Left', 'Decline of the English Murder', 'Shooting an Elephant' and 'A Hanging'. With great originality and wit Orwell unfolds his views on subjects ranging from a revaluation of Charles Dickens to the nature of Socialism, from a comic yet profound discussion of naughty seaside postcards to a spirited defence of English cooking. Displaying an almost unrivalled mastery of English plain prose, Orwell's essays created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and continue to challenge, move and entertain. If you enjoyed Essays you might like Orwell's Shooting an Elephant, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Anyone who wants to understand the twentieth century will still have to read Orwell' Timothy Garton Ash, New York Review of Books
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:09:11 -0400)
First published under title: The Penguin essays of George Orwell - 1984
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.