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George Orwell Collection

By George Orwell

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The George Orwell Collection includes five great works by Eric Blair, better  known by his pen name George Orwell:

1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four

Arguably the greatest dystopian novel of all time and the most influential post-war work of fiction – which enriched the English language with words such as “Newspeak”, “doublethink” and “thoughtcrime” – Nineteen Eighty-Four is a riveting read and a groundbreaking exploration of mass surveillance, censorship and mind control, which has a deep resonance with the world we live in.

Animal Farm

Written during the Second World War and published in 1945, this allegorical novel is a carefully constructed critique of the Russian Revolution and a sharp satire on the abuse of power. It remains unsurpassed both as a document of its time and as a testament to the versatility and creative genius of George Orwell.

Burmese Days

Based on the author’s own experiences in Burma as a young officer in the Indian Imperial Police, Burmese Days – here presented in the version published in Britain in 1944, which follows the text of the first American edition – is George Orwell’s debut novel, invaluable both as a faithful description of life in Burma during the twilight of the British Raj and as an exposé of the failings of colonial rule.

Homage to Catalonia

Part war memoir, part tract, part exposé, Homage to Catalonia is a pivotal work in Orwell’s œuvre, and a key to understanding his political ideas and commitment to the socialist cause. Rejected by Orwell’s long-standing publisher, Gollancz, on political grounds, it is here presented in its original version, as published by Secker & Warburg in 1938.

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

First published in 1936, Keep the Aspidistra Flying is the author’s third novel, and one of his most outspoken works of social criticism. Partly autobiographical, it sits alongside Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four as a reminder of Orwell’s lucid narrative style and his abilities as a politically and socially engaged writer.

All editions are enriched by an extensive critical apparatus and notes.

George Orwell

Eric Blair (1903–50), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was a novelist, journalist and critic, best remembered for his seminal novels 1984 and Animal Farm, and for works of non-fiction such as The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.

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