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- DescriptionBeginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
- Author BiographyGeorge Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of some of the most celebrated works of non-fiction and fiction in the English language.
- Author(s)George Orwell
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication07/08/2008
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2008
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Weight94 g
- Width113 mm
- Height181 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Format DetailsA-format paperback
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