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After Orwell By Poetry ID
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Collection of poems by the members of Letchworth-based Poetry ID group. These poems were specially written for George Orwell Festival 2011.
After Orwell By Poetry ID
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Collection of poems by the members of Letchworth-based Poetry ID group. These poems were specially written for George Orwell Festival 2011.
George Orwell: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 180 quotes from George Orwell and 50 Facts about George Orwell. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” “Big Brother is... More > watching you.” “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” “Every intelligent boy of sixteen is a Socialist. At that age one does not see the hook sticking out of the rather stodgy bait.” “The only 'ism' that has justified itself is pessimism.” “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” Orwell had a real-life fascination with rats. Orwell chose his pen name, "George Orwell" because "George" was the patron saint of England and "Orwell" was the name of a river he liked. Orwell’s mother, born Ida Mabel Limouzin, was of English-French background. Orwell was a heavy smoker for most of his life. In his will, Orwell requested that no biography be written about his life. Orwell spoke several languages, including French, Spanish, English, Latin and Greek.< Less
George Orwell: His Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is a collection of 180 fundamental quotes and aphorisms of George Orwell. It grants his reflections on subjects ranging from Power and Freedom to War and Slavery. “All animals are... More > equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” “Big Brother is watching you.” “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” “Every intelligent boy of sixteen is a Socialist. At that age one does not see the hook sticking out of the rather stodgy bait.” “Myths which are believed in tend to become true.” “On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” “Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.” “The only 'ism' that has justified itself is pessimism.” “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”< Less
The Orwell Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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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
Words of Wisdom: George Orwell By Students’ Academy
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Although George Orwell is known worldwide for his famous novels "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four", his best work is his essays. He was one of the most skilled non-fiction... More > writers. Orwell had the power to transform even unglamorous subject matters into something highly enchanting and very interesting. It was the power of his words that enabled him to achieve the heights where he is established today. Some of the sentences in his best works are so deft and witty that they have you laughing out loud. Many of his most famous sentences have become well known quotations today. Several great scholars and writers quote Orwell's lines in their speeches and works. In this book you will find hundreds of such witty sentences that will not only amuse and entertain you, but also enlighten and compel to keep thinking for a long time.< Less
Politics and the English Language and Other Essays By George Orwell
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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
The Road to Wigan Pier By George Orwell
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The Road to Wigan Pier By George Orwell
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Down and Out in Paris and London By George Orwell
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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