Modern Classics Such Such Were The Joys

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SUCH, SUCH WERE THE JOYS takes its titles from the long autobiographical account--nearly one third of the book--of Orwell's early schooling at a place he calls Crossgates, in which he draws a memorable portrait of the English public school. Despite all the pressures to conform, Orwell remained an individual. Until his dying day he was idiocyncratic.

The ten pieces brought together here range from "Anti-Semitism in Britain" to his analysis of the motivations of writers in "Why I Write." "Inside the Whale" is an appraisal of Henry Miller. "Looking Back on the Spanish War" is written from Orwell's perspective as a Loyalist volunteer.

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Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.

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