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Selected Essays

(1957)
(Inside the Whale and Other Essays)
A non fiction book by

 
 
A generous and varied selection-the only hardcover edition available-of the literary and political writings of one of the greatest essayists of the twentieth century.

Although best known as the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-four, George Orwell left an even more lastingly significant achievement in his voluminous essays, which dealt with all the great social, political, and literary questions of the day and exemplified an incisive prose style that is still universally admired. Included among the more than 240 essays in this volume are Orwell's famous discussion of pacifism, 'My Country Right or Left' ; his scathingly complicated views on the dirty work of imperialism in 'Shooting an Elephant' ; and his very firm opinion on how to make 'A Nice Cup of Tea.'

In his essays, Orwell elevated political writing to the level of art, and his motivating ideas-his desire for social justice, his belief in universal freedom and equality, and his concern for truth in language-are as enduringly relevant now, a hundred years after his birth, as ever.



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Hardback Editions

October 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Essays (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-375-41503-3 / 978-0-375-41503-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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September 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Essays (Everyman's Library classics)
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 1-85715-242-5 / 978-1-85715-242-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Everyman
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Essays
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-241-41644-2 / 978-0-241-41644-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Inside the Whale and Other Essays (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-14-118580-5 / 978-0-14-118580-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Inside the Whale; Down the Mine; England Your England; Shooting an Elephant; Lear, Tolstoy And the Fool; Politics Vs Literature - an Examination of ... Weeklies (Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-14-018232-2 / 978-0-14-018232-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 1957 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Inside the Whale; Down the Mine; England Your England; Shooting an Elephant; Lear, Tolstoy And the Fool; Politics Vs Literature - an Examination of ... the Prevention of Literature; Boys' Weeklies
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-14-001185-4 / 978-0-14-001185-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Essays
Author(s): George Orwell
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Essays
Author(s): George Orwell
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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June 1990 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Inside The Whale And Other Essays
Author(s): George Orwell
ISBN: 0-7366-1770-1 / 978-0-7366-1770-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Essays
Author(s): George Orwell
Publisher: Synapse Publishing
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October 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Inside the Whale
Author(s): George Orwell
Publisher: OTB eBook publishing
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