Search Results: "George Orwell"


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GEORGE ORWELL by Gordon Bowker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"No matter how many incursions are made into his life, the compelling fascination of this politically and morally crucial author always comes through."
An outstanding, if somewhat superfluous, account of "one of the great misfits of his generation." Read full book review >

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GEORGE ORWELL by George Orwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2013

"Illuminates Orwell's political convictions and gives fleeting but vivid glimpses of his personal qualities."
A representative selection, culled from the 20-volume Complete Works, which Davison co-edited, of correspondence by and to 20th-century England's fiercest literary opponent of totalitarianism. Read full book review >

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Released: July 3, 2000

"An excellent introduction for laymen and students of literature."
A concise account of a tireless political writer's adventures and education. Read full book review >

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FINDING GEORGE ORWELL IN BURMA by Emma Larkin
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2005

"A crucial exposé of a scandalous regime."
From an American journalist writing under a pseudonym, a courageous, important examination of the bleak totalitarian state of Myanmar. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1956

"The astringency and precision here offer worthwhile stimulation for his American audience for much in this book has never appeared in this country and followers of his publications here will be rewarded by this chance to follow the variety of material that made up his life, his thinking and his writing."
Richard H. Rovere introduces this generous collection of Orwellania — sections and chapters from his books and pieces from his newspaper writings, from his Burmese world to that of World War II, and after. Read full book review >

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ORWELL by Michael Shelden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Occasional glimpses of that unofficial self are, disappointingly, all that Shelden offers. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Believing that Bernard Crick's authorized biography, George Orwell (1981), neglected the writer's inner life, Shelden (Friends of Promise, 1989) set out to discover the secret life that would help to elucidate Animal Farm and 1984. Read full book review >

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ORWELL by D.J. Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2003

"Like many volumes on the groaning shelf of Orwelliana, this reads more like a conversation with fellow monomaniacs than something for the general public. (16 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Carping portrait of the English patron saint of left-wing anti-communism, by a biographer who displayed a lot more enthusiasm for Thackeray (2001). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A biography that rounds out a writer whose life has been distorted by the mythic proportions of his experiences."
A discerning psychological reading of a highly fraught writer's life. Read full book review >

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ORWELL by W.J. West
Released: Sept. 1, 1985

"The selections are enriched by West's judicious use of supporting material gleaned from interviews he had with people who knew and worked with Orwell during the war."
Orwell fans will find this hitherto unsung period of his life during WW II intriguing. Read full book review >

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A CLERGYMAN'S DAUGHTER by George Orwell
Released: Aug. 17, 1936

"Pass it up."
Orwell follows diverse tracks. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 26, 1946

"MPSLUGMISTER Orwell's animals exist in their own right, with a narrative as individual as it is apt in political parody."
A modern day fable, with modern implications in a deceiving simplicity, by the author of Dickens. Read full book review >

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DICKENS, DALI AND OTHERS by George Orwell
Released: April 15, 1946

"A personal, serious, but never dull analysis that has a definite worth in its challenges, in its integrity."
Ten essays, consistently controversial, that range widely between a long one, in six parts, on Dickens, shorter ones on boys' weeklies', H.G. Wells, comic postcards, Kipling, Yeats, Dall, Koostler, detective stories, Wodehouse. Read full book review >