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Why I Write

Author : George Orwell
Publisher : Renard Press Ltd
Page : 15 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2021-01-01
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781913724269

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George Orwell set out ‘to make political writing into an art’, and to a wide extent this aim shaped the future of English literature – his descriptions of authoritarian regimes helped to form a new vocabulary that is fundamental to understanding totalitarianism. While 1984 and Animal Farm are amongst the most popular classic novels in the English language, this new series of Orwell’s essays seeks to bring a wider selection of his writing on politics and literature to a new readership. In Why I Write, the first in the Orwell’s Essays series, Orwell describes his journey to becoming a writer, and his movement from writing poems to short stories to the essays, fiction and non-fiction we remember him for. He also discusses what he sees as the ‘four great motives for writing’ – ‘sheer egoism’, ‘aesthetic enthusiasm’, ‘historical impulse’ and ‘political purpose’ – and considers the importance of keeping these in balance. Why I Write is a unique opportunity to look into Orwell’s mind, and it grants the reader an entirely different vantage point from which to consider the rest of the great writer’s oeuvre. 'A writer who can – and must – be rediscovered with every age.' — Irish Times

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Author : George Orwell
Publisher : epubli
Page : 327 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2021-01-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9783753145136

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell Pdf

"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

1984

Author : George Orwell
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 309 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2013-09-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780547249643

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1984 by George Orwell Pdf

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

George Orwell Illustrated

Author : David N. Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2018-05-22
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 160846783X

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George Orwell Illustrated by David N. Smith Pdf

George Orwell's story told in full, with a light touch and copious illustrations

Burning Down George Orwell's House

Author : Andrew Ervin
Publisher : Soho Press
Page : 206 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2015-05-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781616954956

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Burning Down George Orwell's House by Andrew Ervin Pdf

A darkly comic novel about advertising, truth, single malt, Scottish hospitality—or lack thereof—and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray Welter, who was until recently a high-flying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray is miserable, and quite prepared to make his troubles go away with the help of copious quantities of excellent scotch. But a few of the islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous. Also, the locals believe—or claim to believe—that there’s a werewolf about, and against his better judgment, Ray’s misadventures build to the night of a traditional, boozy werewolf hunt on the Isle of Jura on the summer solstice.

The Road to Wigan Pier

Author : George Orwell
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2021-01-07
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780198850908

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The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell Pdf

The Road to Wigan Pier is Orwell's 1937 study of poverty and working-class life in northern England.

Homage to Catalonia

Author : George Orwell
Publisher : E-Kitap Projesi & Cheapest Books
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2023-11-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9786257120869

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Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell Pdf

Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's personal account of his experiences and observations fighting for the POUM militia of the Republican army during the Spanish Civil War. The war was one of the defining events of his political outlook and a significant part of what led him to write in 1946, "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for Democratic Socialism, as I understand it." The first edition was published in the United Kingdom in 1938. The book was not published in the United States until February 1952, when it appeared with an influential preface by Lionel Trilling. The only translation published in Orwell's lifetime was into Italian, in December 1948. A French translation by Yvonne Davet-with whom Orwell corresponded, commenting on her translation and providing explanatory notes-in 1938-39, was not published until five years after Orwell's death. Book Summary: Orwell served as a private, a corporal (cabo) and-when the informal command structure of the militia gave way to a conventional hierarchy in May 1937-as a lieutenant, on a provisional basis, in Catalonia and Aragon from December 1936 until June 1937. In June 1937, the leftist political party with whose militia he served (the POUM, the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification, an anti-Stalinist communist party) was declared an illegal organisation, and Orwell was consequently forced to flee. Having arrived in Barcelona on 26 December 1936, Orwell told John McNair, the Independent Labour Party's (ILP) representative there, that he had "come to Spain to join the militia to fight against Fascism." He also told McNair that "he would like to write about the situation and endeavour to stir working class opinion in Britain and France." McNair took him to the POUM barracks, where Orwell immediately enlisted. "Orwell did not know that two months before he arrived in Spain, the [Soviet law enforcement agency] NKVD's resident in Spain, Aleksandr Orlov, had assured NKVD Headquarters, 'the Trotskyist organisation POUM can easily be liquidated'-by those, the Communists, whom Orwell took to be allies in the fight against Franco."

The Classic George Orwell Collection

Author : George Orwell
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
Page : 1218 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2021-04-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781398813168

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The Classic George Orwell Collection by George Orwell Pdf

George Orwell was perhaps the twentieth century's best chronicler of English culture and one of our most significant political thinkers. Best known for his chilling dystopia Nineteen-Eighty Four and the disturbing parable of Animal Farm, Orwell also turned his attention to subjects as wide-ranging as life amidst abject poverty, the strictures of a religious upbringing, the perils of British imperialism, the loss of innocence and the disillusionment of middle age. He centered his works on the characters involved and his pen captured the hopes and struggles of ordinary people as they attempted to live their lives. Includes: • 1984 • Animal Farm • Homage to Catalonia • The Road to Wigan Pier • Down and Out in London and Paris ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Orwell presents George Orwell's most acclaimed fiction and non-fiction titles with striking contemporary cover-designs. These unique paperback editions are wonderful collectibles which celebrate one of the most important voices of the 20th century.

George Orwell: a Life

Author : Bernard Crick
Publisher : Sutherland House Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2019-05-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1999439503

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George Orwell: a Life by Bernard Crick Pdf

"First published by Martin Secker & Warburg Limited, a part of Vintage. Vintage is an imprint of the Penguin Random House Group of companies"--Title page verso.

Animal Farm and 1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four

Author : George Orwell
Publisher : William Collins
Page : 528 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2021-01-07
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0008460981

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Animal Farm and 1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell Pdf

Two modern classics in one volume.

George Orwell: A Life in Letters

Author : George Orwell
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 560 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2016-08-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780241281956

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George Orwell: A Life in Letters by George Orwell Pdf

Personal as well as political, Orwell's letters offer a fascinating window into the mind of a phenomenal man. We are privy to snatched glimpses of his family life: his son Richard's developing teeth, the death of his wife Eileen, and his own illness. Candid portraits of Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, his opinions on bayonets, and on the chaining of German prisoners display his magnificent talent as a political writer, and letters to friends and his publisher provide a unique insight into the development and publication of some of the most important novels in the English language. A Life in Letters features previously unpublished material, including letters which shed new light on a love that would haunt him for his whole life, as well as revealing the inspiration for some of his most famous characters. Presented for the first time in a dedicated volume, this selection of Orwell's letters is an indispensible companion to his diaries.

George Orwell

Author : Gordon Bowker
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 512 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2013-03-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781405528054

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George Orwell by Gordon Bowker Pdf

'Adds enormously to our understanding of the man' Evening Standard George Orwell was one of the greatest writers England produced in the last century. He left an enduring mark on our language and culture, with concepts such as 'Big Brother' and 'Room 101.' His reputation rests not only on his political shrewdness and his sharp satires (Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four) but also on his marvellously clear style and superb essays, which rank with the best ever written. Gordon Bowker's new biography includes fascinating new material which brings Orwell'slife into unfamiliar focus. He writes revealingly about Orwell's family background; the lasting influence of Eton on his work and character; his superstitious streak and youthful flirtation with black magic; and his chaotic and reckless sex life, which included at least one homoerotic relationship. It highlights the strange circumstances of his first marriage and provides remarkable new evidence of his experiences in Spain and their nightmarish consequences. It also offers a fresh look at his peculiar deathbed marriage to a woman fifteen years his junior. All this has enabled Bowker to give Orwell's life a brilliantly fresh and distinctive interpretation.

The Last Man in Europe

Author : Dennis Glover
Publisher : Black Inc.
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2017-07-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781863959377

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Orwell's Roses

Author : Rebecca Solnit
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2022-10-18
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780593083376

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Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit Pdf

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Finalist for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography “An exhilarating romp through Orwell’s life and times and also through the life and times of roses.” —Margaret Atwood “A captivating account of Orwell as gardener, lover, parent, and endlessly curious thinker.” —Claire Messud, Harper's “Nobody who reads it will ever think of Nineteen Eighty-Four in quite the same way.” —Vogue A lush exploration of politics, roses, and pleasure, and a fresh take on George Orwell as an avid gardener whose political writing was grounded by his passion for the natural world “In the spring of 1936, a writer planted roses.” So be-gins Rebecca Solnit’s new book, a reflection on George Orwell’s passionate gardening and the way that his involvement with plants, particularly flowers, illuminates his other commitments as a writer and antifascist, and on the intertwined politics of nature and power. Sparked by her unexpected encounter with the roses he reportedly planted in 1936, Solnit’s account of this overlooked aspect of Orwell’s life journeys through his writing and his actions—from going deep into the coal mines of England, fighting in the Spanish Civil War, critiquing Stalin when much of the international left still supported him (and then critiquing that left) to his analysis of the relationship between lies and authoritarianism. Through Solnit’s celebrated ability to draw unexpected connections, readers are drawn onward from Orwell‘s own work as a writer and gardener to encounter photographer Tina Modotti’s roses and her politics, agriculture and illusion in the USSR of his time with forcing lemons to grow in impossibly cold conditions, Orwell’s slave-owning ancestors in Jamaica, Jamaica Kincaid’s examination of colonialism and imperialism in the flower garden, and the brutal rose industry in Colombia that supplies the American market. The book draws to a close with a rereading of Nineteen Eighty-Four that completes Solnit’s portrait of a more hopeful Orwell, as well as offering a meditation on pleasure, beauty, and joy as acts of resistance.

Animal Farm

Author : George Orwell
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2022
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8195124151

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Animal Farm by George Orwell Pdf

A beautiful new edition of George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." A group of farm animals rebel against their drunken, abusive owner and set out to create a utopia of equality. Thus begins the brilliant, sharp satire of class struggle and revolution that rocked the twentieth century. George Orwell's 1945 classic is an enduring, devastating story of new tyranny replacing old, and power corrupting even the noblest of causes. This stunning new edition is the perfect gift for Orwell fans and for those striving to improve our world.