Fiction and Non-Fiction Books and Essays by Famous Author George Orwell

  Fiction and Non-Fiction Books and Essays by Famous Author George Orwell

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Title: 1984

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Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

Examines different aspects of Orwell's anti-utopian classic, with a biographical sketch of the author and critical essays on this work.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780451524935
Pages: 336
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Title: Animal Farm

Manor Farm is like any other English farm, expect for a drunken owner, Mr Jones, incompetent workers and oppressed animals. Fed up with the ignorance of their human masters, the animals rise up in rebellion and take over the farm. Led by intellectually superior pigs like Snowball and Napoleon, the animals how to take charge of their destiny and remove the inequities of their lives. But as time passes, the realize that things aren't happening quite as expected. Animal Farm is, one level, a simple story about barnyard animals. On a much deeper level, it is a savage political satire on corrupted ideals, misdirected revolutions and class conflict-themes as valid today as they were sixty years ago.
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9788129116123
Pages: 124
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Title: Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write. He is determined to stay free of the “money world” of lucrative jobs, family responsibilities, and the kind of security symbolized by the homely aspidistra plant that sits in every middle-class British window.

The story of an aspiring young poet who rejects the middle-class "money world" until he is trapped into marriage.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156468992
Pages: 264
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Title: Animal Farm

Since its publication fifty years ago, Animal Farm has become one of the most controversial books ever written. It has been translated into seventy languages and sold millions of copies throughout the world. This edition is being published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of its original U.S. publication.

It features 100 full-color and halftone illustrations by world-renowned artist Ralph Steadman. As vital and relevant as it was fifty years ago, Animal Farm is a devastating satire of the Soviet Union by the man V. S. Pritchett called "the conscience of his generation." A fable about an uprising of farm animals against their human masters, it illustrates how new tyranny replaces old in the wake of revolutions and power corrupts even the noblest of causes.

This anniversary edition includes Orwell's proposed but unpublished preface to the original edition and his preface to the 1947 Ukranian edition. These appendices evoke the historical context in which Orwell conceived and wrote his classic novel.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780451526342
Pages: 176
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Title: George Orwell

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9781840462548
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Title: A Clergyman's Daughter

Dorothy, the heroine of this novel, performs good works, cultivates good thoughts, and pricks her arm with a pin when a bad thought arises. She then has a series of unexpected and degrading adventures after becoming a victim of amnesia. Though she regains her life as a clergyman’s daughter, she has lost her faith.

A reissue of a novel of the 1930's, whose heroine has many experiences among the down-and-outers after she becomes a victim of amnesia.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156180658
Pages: 324
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Title: Shooting an Elephant: And Other Essays (Penguin Modern Classics)

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780141187396
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Title: Homage to Catalonia

In 1936 Orwell went to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists. This famous account describes the war and Orwell’s experiences. Introduction by Lionel Trilling.

A first hand account of the Spanish Civil War. Introduction by Lionel Trilling.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156421171
Pages: 256
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Title: Coming Up for Air

George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.

A novel of a man's search to regain the lost values of his own and his country's past.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156196253
Pages: 288
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Title: Facing Unpleasant Facts

George Orwell was first and foremost an essayist, producing throughout his life an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflected—and illuminated—the fraught times in which he lived. "As soon as he began to write something," comments George Packer in his foreword, "it was as natural for Orwell to propose, generalize, qualify, argue, judge—in short, to think—as it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent."

Facing Unpleasant Facts charts Orwell's development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites such classics as "Shooting an Elephant" with lesser-known journalism and passages from his wartime diary. Whether detailing the horrors of Orwell's boyhood in an English boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156033138
Pages: 308
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Title: All Art Is Propaganda: Critical Essays

As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. A frequent commentator on literature, language, film, and drama throughout his career, Orwell turned increasingly to the critical essay in the 1940s, when his most important experiences were behind him and some of his most incisive writing lay ahead.

All Art Is Propaganda follows Orwell as he demonstrates in piece after piece how intent analysis of a work or body of work gives rise to trenchant aesthetic and philosophical commentary. With masterpieces such as "Politics and the English Language" and "Rudyard Kipling" and gems such as "Good Bad Books," here is an unrivaled education in, as George Packer puts it, "how to be interesting, line after line."
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156033077
Pages: 374
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Title: Why I Write

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. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world.

Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780143036357
Pages: 128
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Title: The Road to Wigan Pier

In the 1930s Orwell was sent by a socialist book club to investigate the appalling mass unemployment in the industrial north of England. He went beyond his assignment to investigate the employed as well-”to see the most typical section of the English working class.” Foreword by Victor Gollancz.

An account of the life of industrial workers in the north of England in the 1930s and a scathing answer to socialism.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156767507
Pages: 264
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Title: Down and out in Paris and London

This unusual fictional account, in good part autobiographical, narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society.

Part autobiography, this unusual novel follows the experiences of a penniless adventurer, first in Paris in the early 1930s and later in London, where he mingles among tramps and street people. 2 cassettes.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156262248
Pages: 228
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Title: Burmese Days

Orwell draws on his years of experience in India to tell this story of the waning days of British imperialism. A handful of Englishmen living in a settlement in Burma congregate in the European Club, drink whiskey, and argue over an impending order to admit a token Asian.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156148504
Pages: 288
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Title: The Road to Wigan Pier

In the 1930s Orwell was sent by a socialist book club to investigate the appalling mass unemployment in the industrial north of England. He went beyond his assignment to investigate the employed as well-”to see the most typical section of the English working class.” Foreword by Victor Gollancz.

An account of the life of industrial workers in the north of England in the 1930s and a scathing answer to socialism.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156767507
Pages: 264
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Title: Critical Essays. George Orwell

Author(s): Orwell, George
ISBN 13: 9781846553264
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Title: A Collection of Essays

George Orwell's collected nonfiction, written in the clear-eyed and uncompromising style that earned him a critical following

One of the most thought-provoking and vivid essayists of the twentieth century, George Orwell fought the injustices of his time with singular vigor through pen and paper. In this selection of essays, he ranges from reflections on his boyhood schooling and the profession of writing to his views on the Spanish Civil War and British imperialism. The pieces collected here include the relatively unfamiliar and the more celebrated, making it an ideal compilation for both new and dedicated readers of Orwell's work.

Fourteen of the author's best essays, drawn from Such, Such Were the Joys, Dickens, Dali & Others, and Shooting an Elephant.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156186001
Pages: 336
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Title: Modern Classics The Essential Orwell 4 Volume Boxed Set (Penguin Modern Classics)

George Orwell was perhaps the twentieth century's best chronicler of English culture and one of our most significant political thinkers. In this covetable boxed set are collected together four of his essential works, including the seminal novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780141198187
Pages: 320
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters: As I Please, 1943-45 v. 3

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780140031539
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Title: As I Please: 1943-1945

George Orwell is a major figure in twentieth-century literature. The author of Down and Out in Paris and London, Nineteen Eighty-four, and Animal Farm, he published ten books and two collections of essays during his lifetime -- but in terms of actual words, produced much more than seems possible for someone who died at the age of forty-six and was often struggling against poverty and ill health. His essays, letters, and journalism are among the most memorable, lucid, and intelligent ever written, the work of a master craftsman and a brilliant mind. Taken as a whole they form an essential collection, and read in toto and sequentially, they provide a remarkably literary self-portrait of an engaged, and consistently engaging, writer.

Here, in four volumes, is the best selection of his nonfiction writing now available, a trove of letters, essays, reviews, and journalism that is breathtaking in its scope and eclectic passions.

An Age Like This collects Orwell's essential early writings, including material that would later emerge in Down and Out in Paris and London, as well as observations on marriage, reviews of Henry Miller and J. B. Priestley, reports from the Spanish Civil War, an examination of the meaning and value of Charles Dickens, and notes on the early years of the Second World War.

A nonfiction record of a great writer's work and an evolving picture of his life. Includes much material never published before in book form.

Author(s): George Orwell, Ian Angus
ISBN 13: 9780156186223
Pages: 435
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Title: Essays (Penguin Modern Classics)

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780141183060
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Title: George Orwell

George Orwell is a major figure in twentieth-century literature. The author of Down and Out in Paris and London, Nineteen Eighty-four, and Animal Farm, he published ten books and two collections of essays during his lifetime -- but in terms of actual words, produced much more than seems possible for someone who died at the age of forty-six and was often struggling against poverty and ill health. His essays, letters, and journalism are among the most memorable, lucid, and intelligent ever written, the work of a master craftsman and a brilliant mind. Taken as a whole they form an essential collection, and read in toto and sequentially, they provide a remarkably literary self-portrait of an engaged, and consistently engaging, writer.

Here, in four volumes, is the best selection of his nonfiction writing now available, a trove of letters, essays, reviews, and journalism that is breathtaking in its scope and eclectic passions.

An Age Like This collects Orwell's essential early writings, including material that would later emerge in Down and Out in Paris and London, as well as observations on marriage, reviews of Henry Miller and J. B. Priestley, reports from the Spanish Civil War, an examination of the meaning and value of Charles Dickens, and notes on the early years of the Second World War.

A nonfiction record of a great writer's work and an evolving picture of his life. Includes much material never published before in book form.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9781567921335
Pages: 574
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Title: It Is What I Think

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780436210075
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Title: The Penguin Complete Novels of George Orwell

Contains the complete novels of George Orwell - "Animal Farm", "Burmese Days", "A Clergyman's Daughter", "Coming up for Air", "Keep the Aspidistra Flying" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780140182361
Pages: 925
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Title: My Country Right or Left 1940-1943

Author(s): George Orwell, Ian Angus
ISBN 13: 9780156186216
Pages: 477
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Title: Orwell and Politics

Author(s): Orwell, George
ISBN 13: 9780141185187
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Title: Decline of the English Murder and Other Essays (Twentieth Century Classics)

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780140182293
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Title: The Orwell Diaries

Author(s): Orwell, George
ISBN 13: 9780141191546
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Title: Our Job Is to Make Life Worth Living

While a patient at the Cotswold Sanatorium, Orwell read the proofs of 1984 and wrote five reviews. He began but did not finish an article on Evelyn Waugh, made notes for an essay on Conrad, and sketched out a long short-story, "A Smoking-Room Story." The volume includes many unpublished letters, Warburg's report on his visit to Cranham, a clarification of Orwell's public statement on 1984, and a detailed examination of Orwell's relationship with the Information Research Department of the Foreign Office.

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780436210099
Pages: 624
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Title: Nineteen Eighty-four

This is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times. Annotated and with an Introduction by D. J. Taylor 'The book of the twentieth century . . . haunts us with an ever-darker relevance.
Author(s): George Orwell;David John Taylor
ISBN 13: 9780141391700
Pages: 383
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Title: Fifty Orwell Essays

This collection of fifty essays spans the 1930s and 1940s and covers the broad range of Orwell's interests: political, social and literary. As well as extracts from well-known books such as 'Down and out in Paris and London' and 'The Road to Wigan Pier', this volume includes classic articles such as 'Killing an Elephant' and 'Good Bad Books,' as well as lesser known pieces.

Whether or not readers are familiar with his work or sympathatic to his views, they are sure to be seduced by Orwell's logical mind and lucid prose in this handsome new edition of his wide-ranging and stimulating essays.

Contents: The Spike; A Hanging (1931); Bookshop Memories (1936); Shooting an Elephant (1936); Down the Mine (1937) (from "The Road to Wigan Pier"); North and South (from "The Road to Wigan Pier") (1937); Spilling the Spanish Beans (1937); Marrakech (1939); Boys' Weeklies and Frank Richards's Reply (1940); Charles Dickens (1940); Charles Reade (1940); Inside The Whale (1940); The Art of Donald Mcgill (1941); The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius (1941); Wells, Hitler And The World State (1941); Looking Back On The Spanish War (1942); Rudyard Kipling (1942); Mark Twain - the Licensed Jester (1943); Poetry and the Microphone (1943); W. B. Yeats (1943); Arthur Koestler (1944); Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali (1944); Raffles and Miss Blandish (1944); Antisemitism in Britain (1945); Freedom of the Park (1945); Future of a Ruined Germany (1945); Good Bad Books; In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse (1945); Nonsense Poetry; Notes on Nationalism (1945); Revenge is Sour (1945); The Sporting Spirit; You and the Atomic Bomb (1945); A Good Word for the Vicar of Bray; A Nice Cup of Tea (1946); Books vs. Cigarettes; Confessions of a Book Reviewer; Decline of the English Murder; How the Poor Die; James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution; Pleasure Spots; Politics and the English Language; Politics vs. Literature: an Examination of Gulliver's Travels; Riding Down from Bangor; Some Thoughts on the Common Toad; The Prevention of Literature; Why I Write (1946); Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool; Such, Such Were the Joys (1947); Writers and Leviathan (1948); Reflections on Gandhi.

Author(s): Orwell, George
ISBN 13: 9781849026475
Pages: 564
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Title: A Patriot after All

Author(s): George Orwell, Peter Davison
ISBN 13: 9780436205408
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Title: The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780140063271
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell

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Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780140031546
Pages: 621
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Title: Books v. Cigarettes

Author(s): Orwell, George
ISBN 13: 9780141036618
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Title: 1984 (Oberon Modern Plays)

April, 1984. Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical new adaptation exploring why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant as ever.
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9781783190614
Pages: 96
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Title: Orwell in Spain (Penguin Modern Classics)

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780141185163
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Title: The war broadcasts

Author(s): W. J. West
ISBN 13: 9780140098303
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Title: Politics and the English Language (Penguin Modern Classics)

'Politics and the English Language' is widely considered Orwell's most important essay on style. Style, for Orwell, was never simply a question of aesthetics; it was always inextricably linked to politics and to truth.'All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.'Language is a political issue, and slovenly use of language and cliches make it easier for those in power to deliberately use misleading language to hide unpleasant political facts. Bad English, he believed, was a vehicle for oppressive ideology, and it is no accident that 'Politics and the English Language' was written after the close of World War II.
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780141393063
Pages: 48
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Title: Collect Essay Orwell V4, Vol. 4

A record of a great writer's nonfiction work and an evolving picture of the last years of his life, during the time when he published Animal Farm and 1984. "A magnificent tribute to the probity, consistency and insight of Orwell's topical writings....A remarkable self-portrait" (Alfred Kazin, Book World). Edited by Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus; Index.

Author(s): Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780156186230
Pages: 576
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Title: Burmese Days

A novel set in the waning days of the British Empire. It is known for its extravagant language and imagery.
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9788087830987
Pages: 218
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Title: 1984

In a world where cheap entertainment keeps the proles ignorant but content, where a war without end is always fought and the government is always watching, can Winston possibly hold onto what he feels inside? Or will he renounce everything, accept the Party's reality and learn to love Big Brother?

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9781849432269
Pages: 96
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Title: Fighting in Spain

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780141025537
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters: An Age Like This, 1920-40 v. 1

Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9780140031515
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