Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious… George Orwell


NPG P865; George Orwell by Felix H. Man (Hans Baumann)

Orwell : the authorized biography  Michael Shelden  New York, NY : HarperCollins, c 1991  Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. x, 497 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-483) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

orwell2002

Orwell : wintry conscience of a generation  Jeffrey Meyers  New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c 2000  Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. xvi, 380 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-369) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

orwell2003

This volume collects essays representing more than four decades of scholarship by one of the world’s leading authorities on George Orwell. In clear, energetic prose that exemplifies his indefatigable attention to Orwell’s life work, Meyers analyzes the works and reception of one of the most widely read and admired twentieth-century authors.

orwell2004

Orwell: Life and Art covers the novelist’s painful childhood and presents accounts of his autobiographical writings from the beginning of his career through the Spanish Civil War. Meyers continues with analyses of Orwell’s major works, including Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, as well as his style, distinctive satiric humor, and approach to the art of writing. Meyers ends with a scrupulous examination of six biographies of Orwell, including his own, that embodies a consummate grasp and mastery of both the art of biography and Orwell’s life and legacy.

orwell2005

Writing with an authority born of decades of focused scholarship, visits to Orwell’s homes and workplaces, and interviews with his survivors, Meyers sculpts a dynamic view of Orwell’s enduring influence on literature, art, culture, and politics.

orwell2006

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