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A clear-eyed, uncompromising collection of essays from the conscience of his generation and the author of 1984 (V. S. Pritchett). One of the most thought-provoking and vivid essayists of the twentieth century, George Orwell fought the injustices of his time with singular vigor through pen and paper. In this selection of essays, he ranges from reflections on his boyhood schooling and the profession of writing to his views on the Spanish Civil War and British imperialism.
The works collected here include "Such, Such Were the Joys," "Shooting an Elephant," "Politics and the English Language," and "Why I Write." Perfect for those new to Orwell's work and a wonderful compilation for the experienced Orwell reader, A Collection of Essays is an invaluable anthology.
George Orwell (1903-1950), the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, was an English novelist, essayist, and critic. He was born in India and educated at Eton. After service with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, he returned to Europe to earn his living by writing and became notable for his simplicity of style and his journalistic or documentary approach to fiction.