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Facing unpleasant facts : narrative essays

Author: George Orwell; George Packer
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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Honoring the author's mastery of the essay form, brings together such classic works as "Shooting an Elephant" with passages from his wartime diary and lesser-known journalistic pieces that weave together the personal and political in studies of his boyhood in an English boarding school and his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Orwell; George Packer
ISBN: 9780156033138 0156033135
OCLC Number: 313657952
Description: xxviii, 308 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The spike --
Clink --
A hanging --
Shooting an elephant --
Bookshop memories --
Marrakech --
My country right or left --
War-time diary --
England your England --
Dear Doktor Goebbels, your British friends are feeding fine! --
Looking back on the Spanish war --
As I please, 1 --
As I please, 2 --
As I please, 3 --
As I please, 16 --
Revenge is sour --
The case for the open fire --
The sporting spirit --
In defence of English cooking --
A nice cup of tea --
The moon under water --
In front of your nose --
Some thoughts on the common toad --
A good word for the vicar of Bray --
Why I write --
How the poor die --
Such, such were the joys.
Responsibility: George Orwell ; compiled and with an introduction by George Packer.

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Honoring the author's mastery of the essay form, brings together such classic works as "Shooting an Elephant" with passages from his wartime diary and lesser-known journalistic pieces that weave together the personal and political in studies of his boyhood in an English boarding school and his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.

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