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The Cambridge introduction to George Orwell

Author: John Rodden; John Rossi
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arguably the most influential political writer of the twentieth century, George Orwell remains a crucial voice for our times. Known world-wide for his two best-selling masterpieces Nineteen Eighty-Four, a gripping portrait of a dystopian future, and Animal Farm, a brilliant satire on the Russian Revolution, Orwell has been revered as an essayist, journalist and literary-political intellectual, and his works have
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Genre/Form: Introduction
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Rodden; John Rossi
ISBN: 9780521769235 052176923X 9780521132558 052113255X
OCLC Number: 765812586
Description: xiv, 130 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1I. Life and Context: Background and school days; Burma and the wasted years; The struggle to become a writer; Literary breakthrough; Spain and Orwell's political education; Orwell's war; Last years --
2. Works: Burmese Days; A Clergyman's Daughter; Keep the Aspidistra Flying; Coming Up for Air; Down and Out in Paris and London; The Road to Wigan Pier; Homage to Catalonia; Orwell, the essayist; "A Hanging" and "Shooting an Elephant"; Inside the Whale; Critical Essays; Animal Farm; Nineteen Eighty-Four --
3. Critical Reception: Starting out in the 1930s; Critical controversy and popular success; Posthumous fame; "Countdown" to 1-9-8-4; Orwell in the twenty-first century; An afterlife nonpareil; "If Orwell were alive today ... "; A reputation evergreen.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Responsibility: John Rodden and John Rossi.
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An introductory guide to the life, work and legacy of George Orwell - one of the most influential literary twentieth-century figures.  Read more...

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