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Orwell : Life & Times

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This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich, from Einstein to Churchill, George Orwell (1903-1949) wrote seminal reportage on the conditions of the poor - such as "Down and Out in Paris and London" and "The Road to Wigan Pier" - and was one of the first critics to write seriously about popular culture.

During his last years he returned to allegory and fantasy to produce Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four, the two books that were to make him world famous. After his death he became an icon both for the left and the right at the cost of obscuring the realities of his achievements.

About the Author

Scott Lucas is Head of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham.



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Introductionp. VII
Originsp. 1
Wanderingsp. 11
Home and Awayp. 32
The Rise and Fall of a 'Socialist'p. 58
The Liberal's Legacyp. 79
'Orwell'p. 117
Conclusion: Escaping St Georgep. 133
Notesp. 141
Chronologyp. 154
List of Worksp. 166
Further Readingp. 168
Picture Sourcesp. 175
Indexp. 176
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781904341338
ISBN-10: 1904341330
Series: Life & Times S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st April 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.295