Decline of the English Murder and Other Essays (Twentieth Century Classics)

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A collection of Orwell's less accessible essays. It includes his lament for the inferior quality of modern murders, his comments on the changing face of fictional crime, his essays on Dickens, Kipling and Salvador Dali and his eyewitness account of a hanging in Burma and a lazar-house in Paris.

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Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in 1903 in India and was schooled at Eton. From 1922 to 1927 he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, which provided inspriation for his first novel, Burmese Days. He went on to become a journalist, working for the BBC, Tribune, the Observer and the Manchester Evening News. He is best known for his two novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. He died in 1950.

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