Shooting an elephant and other essays / George Orwell.
Publication year: 2003
Edition: New ed.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2003.
ISBN: 9780141187396 (pbk.) : 0141187395 (pbk.) :
Paperback. B-format paperback.
Why I write-- the spike-- a hanging-- shooting an elephant-- bookshop memories-- Charles Dickens-- boy's weeklies-- my country right or left-- looking back on the Spanish War-- n defense of English cooking-- good bad books-- the sporting spirit-- nonsense poetry-- the prevention of literature-- books versus cigarettes-- decline of the English murder-- some thoughts on the common toad-- confessions of a book reviewer-- politics versus literature - an examination of "Gulliver's Travels"-- how the poor die-- such, such were the joys-- reflections on Gandhi.
This collection brings together Orwell's major essays and a selection of shorter pieces. His views unfold on a range of subjects, from a revaluation of Dickens to English cooking, while he displays a mastery of English plain prose style and continues to challenge, move and entertain.
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
357 p. ; 20 cm.
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