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Orwell on Truth

Orwell on Truth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Orwell, George
Introduction by Hochschild, Adam

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A collection of writings from across Orwell's career, which seem eerily prophetic and ring all-too-relevant today.

ISBN 9780358065050
Barcode 9780358065050
Published 20 August 2019 by Mariner Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780358065050
ISBN-10 0358065054
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Mariner Books
Imprint Mariner Books
Publication Date 20 August 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Introduction by Hochschild, Adam
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Social Welfare & Social Services
Politics & Government
Central Government Policies
Political Control & Freedoms
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 124mm
Height: 175mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 159g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Orwell, George - Political and social views, Truthfulness and falsehood - Political aspects
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 828.91209
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Over the course of his career, George Orwell wrote about many things, but no matter what he wrote the goal was to get at the fundamental truths of the world. He had no place for dissemblers, liars, conmen, or frauds, and he made his feelings well-known. In Orwell on Truth, excerpts from across Orwell's career show how his writing and worldview developed over the decades, profoundly shaped by his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, and further by World War II and the rise of totalitarian states. In a world that seems increasingly like one of Orwell's dystopias, a willingness to speak truth to power is more important than ever. With Orwell on Truth, readers get a collection of both powerful quotes and the context for them.

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Author's Bio

GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works. ADAM HOCHSCHILD is the author of ten books. King Leopold's Ghost was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was To End All Wars. His Bury the Chains was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN USA Literary Award. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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