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The Orwell Diaries By George Orwell

The Orwell Diaries by George Orwell


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George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. This title presents eleven of them, covering the period 1931-1949, and follows Orwell from his early years as a writer to his last literary notebook.

The Orwell Diaries Summary

The Orwell Diaries by George Orwell

George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. The Orwell Diaries presents eleven of them, covering the period 1931-1949, and follows Orwell from his early years as a writer to his last literary notebook. An entry from 1931 tells of a communal shave in the Trafalgar Square fountains, while notes from his travels through industrial England show the development of the impassioned social commentator.

This same acute power of observation is evident in his diaries from Morocco, as well as at home, where his domestic diaries chart the progress of his garden and animals with a keen eye; the wartime diaries, from descriptions of events overseas to the daily violence closer to home, describe astutely his perspective on the politics of both, and provide a new and entirely refreshing insight into Orwell's character and his great works.

About George Orwell

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.

Additional information

GOR004010498
9780141191546
0141191546
The Orwell Diaries by George Orwell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2010-06-03
544
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