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A Life in Letters

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A Life in Letters by George Orwell
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George Orwell was a tireless and lively correspondent. He communicated with family members, friends and newspapers, figures such as Henry Miller, Cyril Connolly, Stephen Spender and Arthur Koestler, and strangers who wrote to him out of the blue. This carefully selected volume of his correspondence provides an eloquent narrative of Orwell s life, from his schooldays to his final illness. Orwell s letters afford a unique and fascinating view of his thoughts on matters both personal, political and much in between, from poltergeists, to girls school songs and the art of playing croquet. In a note home to his mother from school, he reports having aufel fun after tea ; much later he writes of choosing a pseudonym and smuggling a copy of Ulysses into the country. We catch illuminating glimpses of his family life- his son Richard s developing teeth, the death of his wife Eileen and his own illness. His talent as a political writer comes to the fore in his descriptions of Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, his opinions on bayonets, and on the chaining of German prisoners. And of course, letters to friends and his publisher chart the development and publication of some of the mos

Author Biography

George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of many works of non-fiction and fiction.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Harvill Secker
Pages
560
Dimensions
162x240x36
ISBN-13
9781846553554
Product ID
3957997

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