|Pub. Date||Edition||Publisher||Phys Desc.||Availability|
|c1996.||50th anniversary edition.||Signet Classic||140 pages ; 20 cm|
Giodone Library Branch - ADULT
Rawlings Branch - ADULT has 2
|||Centennial ed.||Plume :||xxix, 97 pages ; 21 cm|
Barkman Branch - TEEN
Rawlings Branch - TEEN
|1996.||Signet Classic||xxiii, 140 pages ; 18 cm.|
Lamb Branch - ADULT
In the 1930s Orwell was sent by a socialist book club to investigate the appalling mass unemployment in the industrial north of England. He went beyond his assignment to investigate the employed as well-"to see the most typical section of the English working class." Foreword by Victor Gollancz.
In this bestselling compilation of essays, written in the clear-eyed, uncompromising language for which he is famous, Orwell discusses with vigor such diverse subjects as his boyhood schooling, the Spanish Civil War, Henry Miller, British imperialism, and the profession of writing.
Orwell's own experiences inspire this semi-autobiographical novel about a man living in Paris in the early 1930s without a penny. The narrator's poverty brings him into contact with strange incidents and characters, which he manages to chronicle with great sensitivity and graphic power. The latter half of the book takes the English narrator to his home city, London, where the world of poverty is different in externals only.
A socialist who believed...
Viewed as too libelous to print in England until 1968, the title essay in this collection reveals the abuse Orwell experienced as a child at an expensive and snobbish boarding school and offers insights into his lifelong concern for the oppressed.
"Why I Write" describes Orwell's sense of political purpose, and the classic essay "Politics and the English Language" insists on clarity and precision in communication in order to avoid the Newspeak...