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This introduction to the life and work of George Orwell aims to develop a critical understanding of his work, through detailed commentary of several texts. These are viewed in relation to the writer's life and literary career and the social and political context of the day. George Orwell is best known for "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four", books which introduced into the English language the idea that "all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others" and the terrifying figure of Big Brother. This book follows Orwell's life in the turbulent years of the first half of the century: as a public schoolboy, an official in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, a tramp in Paris and London, a volunteer soldier for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and as a journalist and writer. An examination of Orwell's essays and novels, in particular "The Road to Wigan Pier", "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four", reveals how his works are related to his experience of the times in which he lived. We follow Orwell's development as a man and as a writer, to his final realization that, unless we do something about it, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" could happen here. The author Nigel Flynn has a degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Lancaster. This book is part of a series which is designed for background reading to GCSE studies and Standard Grade in Scotland.
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Book Description Wayland (Publishers) Ltd, UK, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Good condition hard cover, some wear to cover and spine, ex library book with all the usual markings, otherwise in a good readable condition. Seller Inventory # 86958