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An Age Like This, 1920-1940

An Age Like This, 1920-1940

The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell, Volume 1

by George Orwell
Edited by Sonia Orwell, Ian Angus

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ISBN: 978-1-56792-133-5
Pages: 600
Size: 5.5" x 8.25"
Published: June 2019
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See our complete collection at $58.95 of the four-volume George Orwell Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters.

Witnessing two kinds of executions in Burma (“A Hanging” and "Shooting an Elephant”) and firing salvos at British colonialism (“How a Nation is Exploited”), being down and out in Paris (“A Day in the Life of a Tramp”) and bookselling in Hampstead (“Bookshop Memories”), Orwell's breadth of experience, compassion, and political insight make his early essays among his best. It was also during this period that Orwell wrote and published Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier (originally published for the Left Book Club), and the memoir of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia. This first volume of the Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters, spanning two decade of nonfiction writing and letters, contains some of the most remarkable writing of Orwell's entire career. __________________________

"These four volumes might be the perfect tonic for what ails our society." —Franklin Freeman, America Magazine
"While [Orwell] is best known for Animal Farm and 1984, most of his writing derived from his tireless work as a journalist, and thanks to Godine’s welcome reissue of The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell, which has been out of print for a decade, readers can find it all in one place. All of the author’s insightful, hard-hitting essays and journalistic pieces are here…the most complete picture of the writer and man possible."
—Eric Liebetrau, Kirkus Reviews
George Orwell
George Orwell is widely considered one of the greatest writers of the past century. Although his novels Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are now the most widely-read of his works, Blair was primarily a nonfiction writer. His essays, memoirs, and journalistic work make up one of the most celebrated bodies of work in the English language.

Sonia Orwell
Sonia Orwell, was the second and last wife of writer George Orwell. Together with David Astor and Richard Rees, George Orwell's literary executor, Brownell established the George Orwell Archive at University College London.

Author: Ian Angus
Ian Angus is the Head Librarian at King's College in London. He previously served as Deputy Librarian at University College, where he helped set up the Orwell Archive. He has been a recognized Orwell scholar for over three decades.