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George Orwell

release date: Jan 01, 2000
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George Orwell: A Life in Letters

release date: Aug 12, 2013
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George Orwell: A Life in Letters
This compilation of personal letters creates an autobiography of the well-known author of Nineteen Eighty-Four” through his correspondence with other literary luminaries including T.S. Elliot and Henry Miller, as well as letters to complete strangers. 10,000 first printing.

Diaries

release date: Aug 20, 2012
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Diaries
Collects the diaries of George Orwell, chronicling the major events of his life, including the rise of totalitarianism and the death of his first wife, that influenced his writing.

Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia
Presents the British novelist's firsthand report on the Spanish Civil War based on his experiences fighting against the Fascists

Orwell on Truth

release date: Apr 03, 2018
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Orwell on Truth
Over the course of his career, George Orwell wrote about many things, but no matter what he wrote the goal was to get at the fundamental truths of the world. He had no place for dissemblers, liars, conmen, or frauds, and he made his feelings well-known. In Orwell on Truth, excerpts from across Orwell’s career show how his writing and worldview developed over the decades, profoundly shaped by his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, and further by World War II and the rise of totalitarian states. In a world that seems increasingly like one of Orwell’s dystopias, a willingness to speak truth to power is more important than ever. With Orwell on Truth, readers get a collection of both powerful quotes and the context for them.

ANIMAL FARM - Orwell

release date: Jun 18, 2020
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ANIMAL FARM - Orwell
George Orwell was a novelist, essayist and critic best known for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. He was a man of strong opinions who addressed some of the major political movements of his times, including imperialism, fascism and communism. Animal Farm was published in 1945 when Orwell, a democratic socialist, was angered at Joseph Stalin for betraying the ideas of the Russian Revolution. In fact, that is the basis of Orwell's book. The characters in Animal Farm resemble significant people that impacted the Russian Revolution. These characters act similarly to the real people and actions that were done in the past. Through this book, George Orwell exposes Stalin's true nature and evils using a corrupt pig named Napoleon that eventually dictates the farm. Animal Farm is one of the most influential political texts ever written.

Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell

release date: Jul 30, 2021
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Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell
Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell - This unusual fictional account, in good part autobiographical, narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society.

George Orwell Visions of Dystopia

release date: Mar 16, 2021
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George Orwell Visions of Dystopia
Orwell is most well-known for his two famous books Nineteen Eighty Four and Animal Farm, but their dystopian vision was informed by observations of poverty in England (Down and Out in Paris' and London and Road to Wigan Pier), and disillusion with political and national events of the 1930s and 1940s. Homage to Catalonia chronicled his experience of the Spanish Civil War and formulated his revulsion against totalitarianism, highlighted in his subsequent novels. The new collection (with Professor Richard Bradford's new introduction, and a foreword by Whitbread Prize winner D.J. Taylor) brings together his celebrated novels and seminal non-fiction, with work that influenced him by Jack London, who also explored poverty and totalitarian in The Iron Heel (fiction) The People of the Abyss (non-fiction), and the Russian dissident Yevgeny Zamyatin whose own work We (1921) offers a strong warning about a dystopian police state. A new addition to the Flame Tree deluxe Gothic Fantasy series on classic and modern writers, exploring origins and cultural themes in myth, fable and speculative fiction. The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories, the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.

George Orwell: My country right or left, 1940-1943

release date: Jan 01, 2000
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George Orwell: My country right or left, 1940-1943
Essays, journalism and essays by the brilliant, indispensable George Orwell from 1940 to 1943. Even many decades after his death, the more we read of Orwell, the more clearly we can think about our world and ourselves. George Orwell served with anti-Stalinist communist forces during the Spanish Civil War--until he was forced to flee Spain and return to London. Back in England, he was more convinced than ever of his pro-democratic Socialist beliefs and produced essays such as "My Country Right or Left" and "The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius." This volume covers a formational period in Orwell's life--and a crucial period for the world's response to totalitarianism and his own deepening commitment to socialism. Late in 1942, Orwell began regularly for the left-wing weekly Tribune and, early the next year began work on a new book called Animal Farm. This second volume of the Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters by George Orwell will be enjoyed by anyone who believes that words can go a long way toward changing the world.

Animal Farm

release date: Jul 01, 2009
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Animal Farm
With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this hardcover 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.
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