Great Ideas Why I Write

Mass Market Paperback | February 1, 2005

byGeorge Orwell

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Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell''s timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today''s era of spin.

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Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.

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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 civilizatio...

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which broug...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.1 × 4.3 × 0.3 inPublished:February 1, 2005Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014101900X

ISBN - 13:9780141019000

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointing The first half dozen pages are about George Orwell and his growing up, and wanting to become a writer. After that, it has nothing to do with why he writes. A third of the hundred or so pages is all about England, and English politics. I was hoping for more really. I think the book should be renamed. Why I Write About Politics. I was really disappointed with this.
Date published: 2015-11-22