The Complete Novels of George Orwell

Author(s): George Orwell

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His best-known novels, "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four", are two of the most famous, well-quoted and influential political satires ever written. The other novels in this volume are also concerned with individuals at odds with repressive institutions: the corrupt imperialism of "Burmese Days", disaffection with materialistic society in "Keep the Aspidistra Flying", the perils of modern suburban living in "Coming Up for Air" and the down-and-out girls in "A Clergyman's Daughter". They all display Orwell's deep understanding of human nature, his biting humour and great compassion.

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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.

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  • : 9780141190396
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : 1.138
  • : June 2009
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 50mm
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : 1200