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Author Orwell, George, 1903-1950, author.

Title Shooting an elephant, and other essays / George Orwell.

Publication Info. New York : Harcourt, Brace, [1950]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  PR6029.R8 S5    AVAILABLE
Edition [First American edition].
Description 200 pages ; 21 cm
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Contents Shooting an elephant -- A hanging -- How the poor die -- Lear, Tolstoy and the fool -- Politics vs. literature: an examination of "Gulliver's travels" -- Politics and the English language -- Reflections on Gandhi -- The prevention of literature -- Second thoughts on James Burnham -- I write as I please: The sporting spirit -- Decline of the English murder -- Some thoughts on the common toad -- A good word for the Vicar of Bray -- Confessions of a book reviewer -- Books vs. cigarettes -- Good bad books -- Nonsense poetry -- Riding down from Bangor.
Summary The untimely death of George Orwell early in 1950 removed from the literary scene a writer at the peak of his powers. With the publication of his novel "Nineteen Eighty-four", he had reached his widest audience with his greatest theme. At the time of his death Mr. Orwell was working on a collection of writings, the finished portion of which is presented in this posthumous volume. -- From publisher's description.
Subject English essays -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Essays.
Other Form: Online version: Orwell, George, 1903-1950. Shooting an elephant. [1st American ed.]. New York, Harcourt, Brace [1950] (OCoLC)654420708

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