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The Resource George Orwell diaries, edited by Peter Davison ; introduction by Christopher Hitchens

George Orwell diaries, edited by Peter Davison ; introduction by Christopher Hitchens

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George Orwell diaries
Title
George Orwell diaries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Davison ; introduction by Christopher Hitchens
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Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
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Language
eng
Summary
This groundbreaking volume,never before published in the United States, at last introduces the interiorlife of George Orwell, the writer who defined twentieth-century politicalthought. Written as individual books throughout his career, the elevensurviving diaries collected here record Orwell?s youthful travels among minersand itinerant laborers, the fearsome rise of totalitarianism, the horrificdrama of World War II, and the feverish composition of his great masterpieces Animal Farm and 1984 (which have now sold morecopies than any two books by any other twentieth-century author). Personalentries cover the tragic death of his first wife and Orwell?s owndecline as he battled tuberculosis.Exhibiting great brilliance of prose and composition, these treasureddispatches, edited by the world?s leading Orwell scholar, exhibit ?the seeds offamous passages to come? (New Statesman) and amount to a volume as penetrating as theautobiography he would never write
Cataloging source
AU@
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
George Orwell diaries, edited by Peter Davison ; introduction by Christopher Hitchens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 597 p.
Isbn
9780871406644
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862788041
  • (OCoLC)ocn862788041
  • 614220
Label
George Orwell diaries, edited by Peter Davison ; introduction by Christopher Hitchens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 597 p.
Isbn
9780871406644
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862788041
  • (OCoLC)ocn862788041
  • 614220

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