Modern Classics The Orwell Diaries by George OrwellModern Classics The Orwell Diaries by George Orwell

Modern Classics The Orwell Diaries

byGeorge Orwell

Paperback | July 27, 2010

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George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. The Orwell Diaries presents eleven of them, covering the period 1931-1949, and follows Orwell from his early years as a writer to his last literary notebook. An entry from 1931 tells of a communal shave in the Trafalgar Square fountains, while notes from his travels through industrial England show the development of the impassioned social commentator. This same acute power of observation is evident in his diaries from Morocco, as well as at home, where his domestic diaries chart the progress of his garden and animals with a keen eye; the wartime diaries, from descriptions of events overseas to the daily violence closer to home, describe astutely his perspective on the politics of both, and provide a new and entirely refreshing insight into Orwell's character and his great works.
Peter Davison is Research Professor of English at De Montfort University, Leicester. He edited the twenty volumes of Orwell's collected works, as well as his diaries.
Title:Modern Classics The Orwell DiariesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.99 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141191546

ISBN - 13:9780141191546