George Orwellby Gordon Bowker
In this definitive biography, Bowker describes in fascinating detail Orwell's early childhood and Eton upbringing; his time in Burma; his astonishing reportage about
Few writers can boast the brilliant legacy of George Orwell, both in his additions to the English language - Big Brother, Room 101, Doublethink - and through his profound influence on world literature.
In this definitive biography, Bowker describes in fascinating detail Orwell's early childhood and Eton upbringing; his time in Burma; his astonishing reportage about poverty in Britain and France; fighting against the fascists in Spain; and the extraordinary success before his death of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Meticulously researched, Gordon Bowker's biography offers the most fully realised account yet of this pivotal literary figure.
Invaluable... superb and fascinating biography adds enormously to our understanding of the manEVENING STANDARD
Bowker's biography is that of a scholar... he has the ability to select the right detail and let it speak for itselfSUNDAY TELEGRAPH
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Gordon Bowker has written highly acclaimed biographies of Malcolm Lowry (a New York Times Recommended Book of the Year) and Lawrence Durrell, and articles and reviews for the Observer, the Sunday Times, the New York Times and the Times Literary Supplement.
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