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Student companion to George Orwell

Author: Mitzi Brunsdale
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Series: Student companions to classic writers.
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Animal Farm and 1984, in their shocking portrayals of society gone wrong, are among the rare works of fiction that will forever change the way we think. Written with students and general readers in mind, this volume examines George Orwell's powerful fictional writing, as well as his provocative documentaries and essays. Students will gain an appreciation for the many levels of meaning in the allegorical Animal Farm  Read more...
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Brunsdale, Mitzi.
Student companion to George Orwell.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
(DLC) 99049690
(OCoLC)42643591
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mitzi Brunsdale
ISBN: 9780313095191 0313095191
OCLC Number: 501945188
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 173 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Becoming Orwell --
His only real education --
Getting ready to write: Down and out in Paris and London --
Settling down and writing books: Burmese days, A clergyman's daughter, Keep the aspidistra flying --
From Mandalay to Wigan Pier: "Shooting an elephant" and The road to Wigan Pier --
Spilling Spanish beans: Homage to Catalonia --
Orwell's war: Coming up for air and The lion and the unicorn --
All animals are equal, but: Animal farm --
In front of our noses: Nineteen eighty-four --
Halfway to 2050: It depends on you.
Series Title: Student companions to classic writers.
Responsibility: Mitzi M. Brunsdale.

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Animal Farm and 1984, in their shocking portrayals of society gone wrong, are among the rare works of fiction that will forever change the way we think. Written with students and general readers in mind, this volume examines George Orwell's powerful fictional writing, as well as his provocative documentaries and essays. Students will gain an appreciation for the many levels of meaning in the allegorical Animal Farm and the startlingly prescient 1984. Brunsdale does a masterful job of showing how personal and world events came together in Orwell's writing. A carefully drawn biographical chapter.

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