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This collection of fifty essays spans the 1930s and 1940s and covers the broad range of Orwells interests: political, social and literary. As well as extracts from well-known books such as Down and out in Paris and London and The Road to WiganMoreThis collection of fifty essays spans the 1930s and 1940s and covers the broad range of Orwells interests: political, social and literary. As well as extracts from well-known books such as Down and out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier, this volume includes classic articles such as Killing an Elephant and Good Bad Books, as well as lesser known pieces. Whether or not readers are familiar with his work or sympathatic to his views, they are sure to be seduced by Orwells logical mind and lucid prose in this handsome new edition of his wide-ranging and stimulating essays. Contents: The Spike- A Hanging (1931)- Bookshop Memories (1936)- Shooting an Elephant (1936)- Down the Mine (1937) (from The Road to Wigan Pier)- North and South (from The Road to Wigan Pier) (1937)- Spilling the Spanish Beans (1937)- Marrakech (1939)- Boys Weeklies and Frank Richardss Reply (1940)- Charles Dickens (1940)- Charles Reade (1940)- Inside The Whale (1940)- The Art of Donald Mcgill (1941)- The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius (1941)- Wells, Hitler And The World State (1941)- Looking Back On The Spanish War (1942)- Rudyard Kipling (1942)- Mark Twain - the Licensed Jester (1943)- Poetry and the Microphone (1943)- W. B. Yeats (1943)- Arthur Koestler (1944)- Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali (1944)- Raffles and Miss Blandish (1944)- Antisemitism in Britain (1945)- Freedom of the Park (1945)- Future of a Ruined Germany (1945)- Good Bad Books- In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse (1945)- Nonsense Poetry- Notes on Nationalism (1945)- Revenge is Sour (1945)- The Sporting Spirit- You and the Atomic Bomb (1945)- A Good Word for the Vicar of Bray- A Nice Cup of Tea (1946)- Books vs. Cigarettes- Confessions of a Book Reviewer- Decline of the English Murder- How the Poor Die- James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution- Pleasure Spots- Politics and the English Language- Politics vs. Literature: an Examination of Gullivers Travels- Riding Down from Bangor- Some Thoughts on the Common Toad- The Prevention of Literature- Why I Write (1946)- Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool- Such, Such Were the Joys (1947)- Writers and Leviathan (1948)- Reflections on Gandhi.