This excellent collection brings together Orwell's longer, major essays and a fine selection of shorter pieces. 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. The articles collected in George Orwell's Essays illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of the XX century - a man who elevated political writing to an art.
THE SPIKEA HANGING (1931)BOOKSHOP MEMORIES (1936)SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT (1936)DOWN THE MINE (1937) (FROM "THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER")NORTH AND SOUTH (FROM "THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER") (1937)SPILLING THE SPANISH BEANS (1937)MARRAKECH (1939)BOYS' WEEKLIES AND FRANK RICHARDS'S REPLY (1940)CHARLES DICKENS (1940)CHARLES READE (1940)INSIDE THE WHALE (1940)THE ART OF DONALD MCGILL (1941)THE LION AND THE UNICORN: SOCIALISM AND THE ENGLISH GENIUS (1941)WELLS, HITLER AND THE WORLD STATE (1941)LOOKING BACK ON THE SPANISH WAR (1942)RUDYARD KIPLING (1942)MARK TWAIN-THE LICENSED JESTER (1943)POETRY AND THE MICROPHONE (1943)W B YEATS (1943)ARTHUR KOESTLER (1944)BENEFIT OF CLERGY: SOME NOTES ON SALVADOR DALI (1944)RAFFLES AND MISS BLANDISH (1944)ANTISEMITISM IN BRITAIN (1945)FREEDOM OF THE PARK (1945)FUTURE OF A RUINED GERMANY (1945)IN DEFENCE OF P. G. WODEHOUSE (1945)NONSENSE POETRYNOTES ON NATIONALISM (1945)REVENGE IS SOUR (1945)THE SPORTING SPIRITYOU AND THE ATOMIC BOMB (1945)A GOOD WORD FOR THE VICAR OF BRAYA NICE CUP OF TEA (1946)BOOKS VS. CIGARETTESCONFESSIONS OF A BOOK REVIEWERDECLINE OF THE ENGLISH MURDERHOW THE POOR DIEJAMES BURNHAM AND THE MANAGERIAL REVOLUTIONPLEASURE SPOTSPOLITICS AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEPOLITICS VS. LITERATURE: AN EXAMINATION OF GULLIVER'S TRAVELSRIDING DOWN FROM BANGORSOME THOUGHTS ON THE COMMON TOADTHE PREVENTION OF LITERATUREWHY I WRITE (1946)LEAR, TOLSTOY AND THE FOOLSUCH, SUCH WERE THE JOYS (1947)WRITERS AND LEVIATHAN (1948)REFLECTIONS ON GANDHI
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