A Kind of Compulsion, 1903-1936

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Secker & Warburg, 2000 - Literary Collections - 600 pages
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Volume 10 of The Complete Works of George Orwell

This volume begins with Orwell's illustrated letters home from prep school and the stories, poems and contributions to college publications he wrote at Eton. Then there are his articles and essays on poverty, censorship and imperialist exploitation first published in Paris in 1928-29, his early reviews, his first important essay, "A Hanging," and correspondence dealing with the publication of Down and Out in Paris and London and the censorship of Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, and Keep the Aspidistra Flying


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User Review  - bruchu - LibraryThing

On Imperialism and War This is the second in the series of re-publishing of George Orwell essays edited by George Packer. The focus of this collection is to highlight Orwell's more journalistic side ... Read full review

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How can I not give this twentieth part of a masterpiece of scholarship five stars? And that's without commenting on the author, which would be quite superfluous. Get this, from an eight year old Eric ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of some of the most celebrated works of non-fiction and fiction in the English language.

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