A Kind of Compulsion, 1903-1936

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Random House, 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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Review: A Kind of Compulsion: 1903-1936 (The Complete Works of George Orwell, Vol. 10)

User Review  - Vasil Kolev - Goodreads

The first tome of the complete works (excluding the books/novels), it shows the development of Orwell as a writer. His style starts really showing at the middle of the book, and at the end is pretty ... Read full review

Review: A Kind of Compulsion: 1903-1936 (The Complete Works of George Orwell, Vol. 10)

User Review  - Badger - Goodreads

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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