In the 1840s a bed of 'coprolites', thought by some to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, was discovered in the Cambridgeshire fens. Rich in phosphate it was much in demand by the nation’s... More > manure manufacturers. By the 1860s it was being dug up across much of the county. This book investigates the social, economic and archaeological impact of the fossil diggings in Orwell, a small rural community west of Cambridge.< Less
A collection of short essays by George Orwell:
Politics And The English Language
Politics Vs. Literature: An Examination Of Gulliver's Travels
The Prevention Of Literature
Why I Write
Writers And... More > Leviathan
Poetry And The Microphone< Less
In 'Down and Out in Paris and London,' Orwell follows the life of an impoverished English writer living in two great European cities during the early 1930s. In this classic partly autobiographical... More > literary work on poverty and its impact on the human condition, Orwell explores several of the classic themes evident in most of his writing--man vs. society, social injustice and the plight of ordinary people at the hands of oppressive and exploitative political systems.
Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was a ground breaking 20th century English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, and passionate belief in ideals of democratic socialism.
1st Viewforth Classics edition. Dr Craig Paterson, General Editor.< Less
Orwell’s account of his visit to the ‘black north’ has been called ‘the mother of all literary journalist’s reportages’. It’s still a fascinating, sometimes... More > even gripping impression of life on, above and underground. Next to that, Orwell’s book contains a second part in which he went the theorizing way. This is serious stuff but by no means dull. Here Orwell fires a well documented plead for socialist reforms. His northern journey had made him choose for socialism, but in the same run he heavily criticised the socialist movement’s old fashioned approach, dullness and its image ‘of vegetarians with wilting beards, of Bolshevik commissars (half gangster, half gramophone), of earnest ladies in sandals, shock-headed Marxists chewing polysyllables, escaped Quakers, birth-control fanatics, and Labour Party backstairs-crawlers’.< Less
* is a new series of quick reference guides to reading literature texts for high school or college level
* gives detailed information of plot, character, themes, style, setting,... More > structure etc. in note form
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INSTANT REVISION: George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' is a compact but comprehensive mini-guidebook hich tells you all you need to know.
Also available in the INSTANT REVISION series:
INSTANT REVISION: Romeo and Juliet
INSTANT REVISION: To Kill A Mockingbird
INSTANT REVISION: A Midsummer Night's Dream
INSTANT REVISION: Great Expectations
INSTANT REVISION: Macbeth
INSTANT REVISION: Far From the Madding Crowd
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"Nothing can beat having a good teacher to guide you through a book, but INSTANT REVISION is the next best thing."< Less