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 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. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Bernard Crick.
Essays - George Orwell
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