The Penguin Essays of George Orwell (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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This anthology includes George Orwell's most famous pieces, among them "My Country Right or Left", "Decline of the English Murder" and "How the Poor Die". Orwell writes on a series of wide-ranging topics, from the Spanish Civil War to a defence of English cooking, from Charles Dickens to Rudyard Kipling, P.G. Wodehouse, book reviewing and the nature of socialism.

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George Orwell's brilliant reporting and political conscience formed an impassioned picture of his life and times. Orwell was born in India and educated at Eton. He served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927. He returned to England where he lived for several years in poverty. Among Orwell's books are DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON, BURMESE DAYS and THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER. He is best known for the allegorical fable ANIMAL FARM and in the novel NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR.

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