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Orwell : the authorized biography

Author: Michael Shelden
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In his probing and revelatory biography of one of the great prose stylists of this century, Michael Shelden breaks new ground in the evocation of George Orwell's personal life and in our understanding of his art. Based on original interviews, previously undiscovered letters and documents, and astute literary detective work by Shelden, Orwell is the major biography of one of the great yet elusive literary figures of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shelden, Michael.
Orwell.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, c1991
(OCoLC)555787423
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shelden
ISBN: 0060167092 9780060167097
OCLC Number: 24375819
Description: x, 497 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
First impressions --
Cold lessons --
Consolation prizes --
King's scholar --
Lost in Mandalay --
Servant of the empire --
London and Paris --
A provincial life --
Writer and teacher --
George Orwell, novelist --
Booklovers' corner --
A window on Wigan --
Foreign and domestic --
Soldier in Catalonia --
The road to Marrakech --
The face behind the page --
Surviving the blitz --
Talking to India --
Animal story --
Lost chances --
An island far away --
Love and death --
Epilogue --
Books by George Orwell.
Responsibility: Michael Shelden.

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In his probing and revelatory biography of one of the great prose stylists of this century, Michael Shelden breaks new ground in the evocation of George Orwell's personal life and in our understanding of his art. Based on original interviews, previously undiscovered letters and documents, and astute literary detective work by Shelden, Orwell is the major biography of one of the great yet elusive literary figures of our time. The Cold War helped make Orwell a successful author by turning him into an anti-Communist icon, but Michael Shelden's biography renews our appreciation of his place in literary, as opposed to political, history. - Jacket flap.

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