Orwell: The Authorised Biography

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Pearson Education New Zealand Limited, 1991 - Authors, English - 564 pages
Orwell's reputation - as political seer, novelist, propagandist and diarist - only grows with the passage of time. He also lived an extraordinary varied life, as a colonial policeman, drop out and Spanish Civil War volunteer. This new and thoroughly-researched life brings out many few facts about the man and sets out to re-evaluate his significance. The human qualities that make the story of Orwell's life so appealing dominate this biography - his integrity, his humility and courage, his odd mixture of radical and conservative attitudes, his struggle to balance the public and private sides of his character.

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ORWELL: A Biography

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Believing that Bernard Crick's authorized biography, George Orwell (1981), neglected the writer's inner life, Shelden (Friends of Promise, 1989) set out to discover the secret life that would help to ... Read full review

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Using the pen name George Orwell, Eric Blair produced lucid memoirs ( Down and Out in Paris and London and Homage to Catalonia ), novels ( Animal Farm and 1984 ), and dozens of essays marked by clear ... Read full review

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Cold Lessons
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Consolation Prizes
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Kings Scholar
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