George Orwell: An age like this, 1920-1940

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David R. Godine Publisher, Jan 1, 2000 - Literary Collections - 496 pages
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In his 46 years, Orwell managed to publish ten books and two collections of essays. This volume, one in a set of four, brings together a selection of his non-fiction work - letters, essays, reviews and journalism. His work is broad in scope, moving from English cooking to totalitarianism.
  

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Review: An Age Like This: 1920-1940 (The Collected Essays, Journalism & Letters, Vol. 1)

User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

Considering that he was one of the most important writers of all time, I found it incredibly hard to obtain a collection of Orwell's complete works. According to Wikipedia only two were ever done; one ... Read full review

Review: An Age Like This: 1920-1940 (The Collected Essays, Journalism & Letters, Vol. 1)

User Review  - Mary Catelli - Goodreads

This one contains rather more letters than the later volumes. Provides some interesting insights. Into Orwell for one. His unthinking biases, including his assumption that Socialism is the only right ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton for four years. Orwell was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left the position after five years and then moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books, Burmese Days and Down and Out In Paris. Orwell then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, Orwell served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. He started writing for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. Soon after he published the world-famous book, Animal Farm, which became a huge success for Orwell. It was then towards the end of his life when Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell died on January 23, 1950 in London.

Ian Angus is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University.

Lenore Langsdorf is an associate professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.