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George Orwell's brilliant reporting and political conscience formed an impassioned picture of his life and times. Orwell was born in India and educated at Eton. He served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927. He returned to England where he lived for several years in poverty. Among Orwell's books are DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON, BURMESE DAYS and THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER. He is best known for the allegorical fable ANIMAL FARM and in the novel NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR.
This massive tome contains a whopping 240 essays by the great English author and is the only hardcover edition of these works on the market. Many of the writings discuss literature, but Orwell's great novels are political, so that subject is covered at length as well. Wonderful to have all this in a single volume. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.