Orwell, George Shooting an Elephant

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Shooting an Elephant

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A collection of witty and incisive non-fiction from the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant includes an introduction by Jeremy Paxman in Penguin Modern Classics.

'Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as 'My Country Right or Left', 'How the Poor Die' and 'Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject.

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. All his novels and non-fiction, including Burmese Days (1934), Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) and Homage to Catalonia (1938) are published in Penguin Modern Classics.

If you enjoyed Shooting an Elephant you might like Orwell's Essays, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

'A writer who is still vividly contemporary ... Orwell told the truth'

Christopher Hitchens

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Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in India in 1903. He was educated at Eton, served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, and worked in Britain as a private tutor, schoolteacher, bookshop assistant and journalist. In 1936, Orwell went to fight for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and was wounded. In 1938 he was admitted into a sanatorium and from then on was never fully fit. George Orwell died in London in 1950.

Jeremy Paxman is a journalist, best known for his work presenting Newsnight and University Challenge. His books include Friends in High Places, The English and The Political Animal. He lives in Oxfordshire.

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New ed.. 196 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Shooting an Elephant is Orwell s searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd solely to avoid looking a fool . The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as My Country Right or Left , How the Poor Die and Such, Such were the Joys , his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell s unique ability to get to the heart of any subject. A collection of witty and incisive non-fiction, George Orwell s Shooting an Elephant includes an introduction by Jeremy Paxman in Penguin Modern Classics. Codice libro della libreria APG9780141187396

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Shooting an Elephant: And Other Essays, George Orwell, Jeremy Paxman, A collection of witty and incisive non-fiction from the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant includes an introduction by Jeremy Paxman in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as 'My Country Right or Left', 'How the Poor Die' and 'Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject. If you enjoyed Shooting an Elephant you might like Orwell's Essays, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. "A writer who is still vividly contemporary.Orwell told the truth." (Christopher Hitchens). Codice libro della libreria B9780141187396

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