The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell: Volume 3: As I Please, 1943-1945

The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell: Volume 3: As I Please, 1943-1945

by George Orwell
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This four-volume set, first published in 1968, covers 30 years of Orwell's nonfiction. Each volume is divided by year and intermixes his correspondence with news stories and discussions on numerous subjects. Orwell's nonfiction is well worth reading; these reasonably priced books offer an extensive collection for both academic and public libraries. (LJ 2/1/01) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
This is the first of four volumes reprinted in paperbound editions from the 1968 Harcourt, Brace, and World publications. Sonia Orwell provides a brief introduction in which she describes how the author of was a writer who "...wrote nine books and published two short collections of essays before he died: but in terms of actual words...produced very much more than seems possible for someone who died at the age of forty-six...." Presented chronologically, Orwell's letters give a picture of his life as well as his work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567921359
Publisher:
Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell Series
Pages:
435
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.32(h) x 1.17(d)

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