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The Collected Essays

(1961)
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Considering that much of his life was spent in poverty and ill health, it is something of a miracle that in only forty-six years George Orwell managed to publish ten books and two collections of essays. Here, in four fat volumes, is the best selection of his non-fiction available, a trove of letters, essays, reviews, and journalism that is breathtaking in its scope and eclectic passions. Orwell had something to say about just about everyone and everything. His letters to such luminaries as Julian Symons, Anthony Powell, Arthur Koestler, and Cyril Connolly are poignant and personal. His essays, covering everything from "English Cooking" to "Literature and Totalitarianism," are memorable, and his books reviews (Hitler's Mein Kampf, Mumford's Herman Melville, Miller's Black Spring, Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield to name just a few) are among the most lucid and intelligent ever written. From 1943 to l945, he wrote a regular column for the Tribune, a left wing weekly, entitled "As I Please." His observations about life in Britain during the war embraced everything from anti-American sentiment to the history of domestic appliances.



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April 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Collected Essays
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ISBN: 0-436-35014-9 / 978-0-436-35014-6 (UK edition)
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September 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters: As I Please, 1943-45 v. 3
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-436-35016-5 / 978-0-436-35016-0 (UK edition)
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September 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters: In Front of Your Nose, 1945-50 v. 4
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-436-35015-7 / 978-0-436-35015-3 (UK edition)
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September 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters: My Country Right or Left, 1940-43 v. 2
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-436-35017-3 / 978-0-436-35017-7 (UK edition)
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September 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell: An Age Like This, 1920-40. Volume 1: An Age Like This, 1920-40 v. 1
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-436-35018-1 / 978-0-436-35018-4 (UK edition)
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December 1961 : UK Hardback
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Title: Collected Essays
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ISBN: 0-436-35009-2 / 978-0-436-35009-2 (UK edition)
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell (Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters George Orwell)
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 1-56792-133-7 / 978-1-56792-133-5 (USA edition)
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September 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism And Letters of George Orwell Volume 1: An Age Like This 1920-1940: An Age Like This, 1920-40 v. 1 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell
ISBN: 0-14-018711-1 / 978-0-14-018711-3 (UK edition)
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September 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism And Letters of George Orwell Volume 4: In Front of Your Nose 1945-1950: In Front of Your Nose, 1945-50 v. 4 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell
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September 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism And Letters, Vol.3: As I Please,1943-1945: As I Please, 1943-1945 v. 3 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell
ISBN: 0-14-018713-8 / 978-0-14-018713-7 (UK edition)
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September 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism And Letters, Volume 2: My Country Right or Left 1940-1943: My Country, Right or Left, 1940-43 v. 2 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell
ISBN: 0-14-018712-X / 978-0-14-018712-0 (UK edition)
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January 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism And Letters, Vol.1: An Age Like This,1920-1940: An Age Like This, 1920-40 v. 1
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-14-003151-0 / 978-0-14-003151-5 (UK edition)
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1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Collected Essays (Mercury Books)
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-436-35013-0 / 978-0-436-35013-9 (UK edition)
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January 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell : Volume 4 : In Front of Your Nose 1945-1950
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-14-003154-5 / 978-0-14-003154-6 (UK edition)
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January 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism And Letters, Vol.2: My Country Right or Left,1940-1943: My Country, Right or Left, 1940-43 v. 2
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-14-003152-9 / 978-0-14-003152-2 (UK edition)
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January 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Collected Essays, Journalism And Letters, Vol.3: As I Please,1943-1945: As I Please, 1943-45 v. 3
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-14-003153-7 / 978-0-14-003153-9 (UK edition)
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October 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Collected Essays
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