In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the
English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and
laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving
class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views
on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards.
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have
transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have
inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have
enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched
lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the
great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas
shook civilization and helped make us who we are.